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Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

A device for moving liquids by adding to the pressure existing within them. For example, a centrifugal pump first increases the velocity of the fluid by the use of impellers; this velocity...

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pump

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 38 words.

all hands to the pumps: see hand.

prime the pump: see prime.

pump iron exercise with weights. informal

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pump

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 11 words.

n. a pump-action shotgun.

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pump

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

(in cell biology) any transmembrane protein that drives the active transport of ions and small molecules across the lipid bilayer. See also hydrogen‐ion pump, sodium pump.

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pump

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N. a pump-action shotgun.

v.

shoot (bullets) into a target.

n. a pump-action shotgun.

v.

shoot (bullets) into a target.

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pump

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

A device for moving liquids by adding to the pressure existing within them. For example, a centrifugal pump first increases the velocity of the fluid by the use of impellers; this velocity...

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pumpability

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 23 words.

The ease with which a mix of a material, such as concrete or plaster, can be pumped from one place

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pump

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 71 words.

A device for moving liquids by adding to the pressure existing within them. For example, a centrifugal pump first increases

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pump

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 71 words.

A device for moving liquids by adding to the pressure existing within them. For example, a centrifugal pump first increases

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pumps

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2006; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 233 words.

mechanical devices for pumping, moving liquids such as wine and suspensions of solids such as grape juice from one

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pumps

Edited by Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding.

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 136 words.

mechanical devices for pumping, moving liquids such as wine and suspensions of solids such as grape juice from one

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