bump into

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bump into collide violently with an obstacle "I ran into the telephone pole"
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Quotations

  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “It is a question whether, when we break a murderer on the wheel, we do not fall into the error a child makes when it hits the chair it has bumped into.”

Usage

In literature:

They sauntered about, bumped into larvae, turned and fled.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
When the steamboat bumped into the dock Marty was right at hand to catch the bow hawser.
"The Mission of Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
John Widger bumped into me, and together we crept along to the capstan.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
A faint light was burning, as required by the school regulations, and this kept the students from bumping into anything.
"Dave Porter and His Rivals" by Edward Stratemeyer
He sprang back so suddenly that he bumped into Harry, who was close behind, and both rolled over in the wet grass.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
When we got to the village street we bumped right into the Old Doctor.
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
An' who know but whut a great, big ghost bump right into him 'ca'se it can't see him?
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
Unless we've been grossly deceived, Abbey had no business to bump into any considerable force of the Blue army to-night.
"The Boy Scout Automobilists" by Robert Maitland
He all but bumped into me.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
So when Curly bumped into them keep-off-the-grass signs parents put up for him he had to prove they were justified.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
An' who know' but whut a great, big ghost bump right into him 'ca'se it can't see him?
"Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
I bumped into Corrigan right after I left the bank building, and I suppose he has set them on us.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
That man bumped right into me and never said 'excuse me.
"Sunny Boy in the Big City" by Ramy Allison White
It is because they were afraid they might bump into some other ship in the fog for they can't see in the fog.
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Head, shoulders, and shins all bumped into them.
"Through St. Dunstan's to Light" by James H. Rawlinson
He bumped into the cage and the parrot gave a loud squawk.
"Jerry's Charge Account" by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
Otherwise we will bump it into a jelly.
"The White Mice" by Richard Harding Davis
That night Aunt Betsy, hurrying past a florist's shop, bumped into a barrel of waste that stood on the walk.
"Fireside Stories for Girls in Their Teens" by Margaret White Eggleston
A twelve-foot monstrosity, all toad-like head and eyes, swam into the light beam and bumped blindly against the glass ball.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
He bumped into the snow-covered rock before he realized he was close to the place.
"Loot of the Void" by Edwin K. Sloat
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In news:

An ex- convict who served 10 years in prison for assault and drug offenses has been charged with shooting a 17-year-old boy in the head after the two accidentally bumped into each other near a Hawthorne park, police said Wednesday.
One way to detect it is to watch dark-matter particles bump into nuclei of atoms.
One of them bumped into Tish to get to Miley, and Miley blew up at him.
Keener Tippin bumped into Douglass High School Principal Eryca Neville last spring while volunteering at the school and asked her why Douglass didn't field a girls basketball team.
A fifth moon has been discovered orbiting former planet Pluto, scientists with the Hubble Space Telescope announced Wednesday -- but it's still not enough to bump the dwarf planet back into the big leagues.
For a few hours on Friday, Worcester super middleweight Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez was nearly bumped into a whole new tax bracket.
When you and I walk into a Target department store chances are we will bump into someone we know.
When Lilley saw it, the creature was bumping blindly into the reef in an attempt to find food.
There's a new Junior Olympic volleyball organization bumping, setting and spiking its way into Wayne County and surrounding areas.
Jonah Hill and CNN anchor Don Lemon are involved in a Tweet-off after the newsman accused the actor of treating him like the "help" when they bumped into each other at a hotel recently, and RadarOnline.com has the details.
AFTER THOSE first two ridiculous first-quarter Carolina touchdowns Monday night, on which receivers were left uncovered by flummoxed Eagles defenders, I bumped into a fellow I know in the press box.
But watch any NFL game — after every touchdown you'll see players run toward each other, leap into the air, and bump bodies.
Ryan Braun wants to bump his home run total back into the 30s from 25 last season.
Left -leaning candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is climbing back into the limelight in Mexico, where a late bump in the polls has boosted his stature before the nation's July 1 presidential election.
How Girardi on his way out didn't bump into Fredi Gonzalez on his way in remains a mystery.
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In science:

SNe Ia with bumps (e.g., the lower panel of figure 1) do not fit smoothly into this scheme and are well represented by tb = 13.5 and te = 30.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
We then compared these values with the actual data points for the four high-redshift SNe in question, taking into account the observational errors and the dispersion of excess magnitudes in the bump.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
In order to describe a dip-bump structure in differential cross section one should take into account the cuts in one or another form.
Elastic $pp$ and $\bar pp$ scattering in the models of unitarized pomeron
EQBUMP) one inserts x into v by removing (bumping) the leftmost entry of V that is less (resp. less or equal) than x and replacing it by x or if there is no such entry then x is placed at the end of v .
A generalization of MacMahon's formula
For values of γ very close to 1, it may turn out that the chosen value of ek in (3.3) exceeds 2 · 3(k−1)(k−2)/2 so that the trap bumps into the abutment of the last branch of order k − 1 attaching from above to the branch of order k to which the trap is attached.
On the speed of biased random walk in translation invariant percolation
The bump transforms into a distinct LSPR at ∆V /V = −23%.
Shape effects on localized surface plasmon resonances in metallic nanoparticles
But it does mean that many of us do not have the benefit of spending time each day, bumping into colleagues in the hallway or seminar room, and learning things almost by osmosis.
A Collection of Exercises in Two-Dimensional Physics, Part 1
For lower l∗ , the spectrum turns into a typical low-hard state spectrum of X-ray binaries with the thermal bump clearly distinguished from a hard power-law + exponential cutoff at high energies.
Monte-Carlo simulations of thermal/nonthermal radiation from a neutron-star magnetospheric accretion shell
They will bump against an energy barrier and be reflected back into the gas phase.
Theory of Adsorption on Metal Substrates
Now, a small amount dn1 of gas 1 is bumped into the vessel A through the pipe, with the piston PA moved slightly meanwhile, making the whole system out of equilibrium.
Measuring the Entropy and Testing the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Now, certain amount of gas 2 is bumped into or out of the vessel A.
Measuring the Entropy and Testing the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Then we bump some small amount dn1 of gas 1 into the vessel A.
Measuring the Entropy and Testing the Second Law of Thermodynamics
The reduced spectrum of HD46223 and its’ decomposition, outside the bump region into direct starlight and scattered light.
A review of the properties of the scattered starlight which contaminates the spectrum of reddened stars
However, if one waits longer, then the quarks will “bump” into another instanton field, which will re-flip their chirality and restore the initial chirality state.
Instanton-Induced Correlations in Hadrons
As ∆mt is decreased, the intermediate bump blends into the broad focus-point peak.
Dark Matter Candidates in Supersymmetric Models
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