take (or get) one's lumps informal,


take (or get) one's lumps informal,
take (or get) one's lumps informal,
chiefly N. Amer.
be attacked, punished, or defeated.
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  • get one's lumps — verb suffer the results or consequences of one s behavior or actions • Syn: ↑take one s lumps • Hypernyms: ↑pay • Verb Frames: Somebody s * * * get one s lumps (informal) To be reprimanded or s …   Useful english dictionary

  • take one's lumps — verb suffer the results or consequences of one s behavior or actions • Syn: ↑get one s lumps • Hypernyms: ↑pay • Verb Frames: Somebody s * * * take (or get) one s lumps …   Useful english dictionary

  • lump — lump1 noun 1》 a compact mass, especially one without a definite or regular shape.     ↘a swelling under the skin. 2》 informal a heavy, ungainly, or slow witted person. 3》 (the lump) Brit. informal casual employment in the building trade. verb 1》… …   English new terms dictionary

  • lump — lump1 lumpingly, adv. /lump/, n. 1. a piece or mass of solid matter without regular shape or of no particular shape: a lump of coal. 2. a protuberance or swelling: a blow that raised a lump on his head. 3. an aggregation, collection, or mass;… …   Universalium

  • lump — lump1 [lump] n. [ME lompe, lumpe, akin ? to Dan lompe, a mass, lump, Swed dial. lump, a block, stump, MHG lumpe, rag: see LIMP1] 1. a solid mass of no special shape, esp. one small enough to be taken up in the hand; hunk 2. a) a small cube or… …   English World dictionary

  • lump — I [[t]lʌmp[/t]] n. 1) a piece or mass of solid matter without regular shape or of no particular shape: a lump of coal[/ex] 2) pat a protuberance or swelling: a blow that raised a lump on his head[/ex] 3) an aggregation, collection, or mass; clump …   From formal English to slang

  • lump — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. protuberance, swelling, chunk, mass; consolidation, aggregation. See convexity, assemblage, density. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. handful, protuberance, bunch, bump, agglomeration, block, bulk, chunk,… …   English dictionary for students

  • adversity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Ill fortune Nouns 1. (difficulty) adversity, affliction; bad, ill, adverse, or hard luck or fortune, Weltschmerz; evil lot; force majeur, frowns of fortune; evil star or genius; ups and downs of life,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Health and Disease — ▪ 2009 Introduction Food and Drug Safety.       In 2008 the contamination of infant formula and related dairy products with melamine in China led to widespread health problems in children, including urinary problems and possible renal tube… …   Universalium

  • Sharia — Not to be confused with Shahriyār. This article is part of the series …   Wikipedia