Synonyms of 'clump'
a small group of things or people togetherThere was a clump of trees bordering the side of the road.
A cluster of men blocked the doorway.
a small group of islands off northern Japan
A mass of excited people clogged the street.
She had fallen asleep clutching a fat bunch of grapes.
He gathered the bundles of clothing into his arms.
a very old priest with a shock of white hair
to walk or tread heavilyThey went clumping up the stairs to bed.
She stamped her feet on the pavement to keep out the cold.
The marshal stumped out of the room.
She thumped her hand on the witness box.
He turned and lumbered back to his chair.
They put on their coats and tramped through the fallen snow.
He plodded slowly up the hill.
She ran upstairs, her bare feet thudding on the wood.
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in the sense of bunch
a number of things growing, fastened, or grouped togetherShe had fallen asleep clutching a fat bunch of grapes.
in the sense of bundle
a number of things or a quantity of material gathered or loosely bound togetherHe gathered the bundles of clothing into his arms.
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