1. Maximoeslomaximo Member

    Spanish-Cuban
    Hi,can anyone explain me the difference between bump and lump?Thank you.
     
  2. FromPA

    FromPA Senior Member

    Philadelphia area
    USA English
    I think the WR dictionary provides the distinction. A bump is a type of lump. It's a lump that creates a protuberance in an otherwise flat surface.

    bump n (hump, lump in a surface) bulto nm
    protuberancia nf
    chichón nm
    (MX)
     
  3. Maximoeslomaximo Member

    Spanish-Cuban
  4. FromPA

    FromPA Senior Member

    Philadelphia area
    USA English
    I need to amend my response. A bump is a protuberance on an otherwise smooth surface, not necessarily a flat surface. You can have a bump on your head, and most heads are not flat. So a bump is a protuberance on a surface caused by a lump of something under the surface.
     

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