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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HUMPED

Joe humped his back with a movement expressive of unconcern.

He had enormous shoulders, fairly “humped” with layers of fat.

He squirmed, he wriggled, he humped as fast as he could, trying to escape; but all in vain.

The man sat all humped over on the ice, as if mending a broken skate.

He humped his shoulder and knocked the receiver off the hook.

Humped cattle may also be found in China, Africa and Madagascar.

This is regarded by some as the finest breed of the humped variety.

Shoulders were slanting, humped, pulled this way and pulled that way.

Mr. Spokesly could see nothing save the man's broad, humped shoulders.

It was a sad travesty of the human form, undersized, humped and crooked.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s (in hump-backed), from Dutch homp "lump," from Middle Low German hump "bump," from Proto-Germanic *hump-, from PIE *kemb- "to bend, turn, change, exchange." Replaced, or perhaps influenced by, crump, from Old English crump. A meaning attested from 1901 is "mound in a railway yard over which cars must be pushed," which may be behind the figurative sense of "critical point of an undertaking" (1914). Humpback whale is from 1725.

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