One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a lump of coal’
chunk, wedge, hunk, piece, mass, block, slab, cake, nugget, ball, brick, cube, dab, pat, knob, clod, gobbet, dollop, wad, clump, cluster, mound, concentration
bit, segment, portion
informal gob, glob
2‘he had a huge lump on his head’
swelling, bump, bulge, protuberance, protrusion, growth, outgrowth, carbuncle, hump, tumour, wen, boil, blister, wart, corn, eruption, node, contusion
1‘the media tend to lump together women singer-songwriters’
combine, put, group, bunch, aggregate, unite, pool, mix, blend, merge, mass, join, fuse, conglomerate, coalesce, consolidate, collect, throw, consider together
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