bump along

bump along
ˌbump a ˈlong [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they bump along he/she/it bumps along present participle bumping along past tense bumped along past participle bumped along] phrasal verb
to continue at around the same level, rising and falling only slightly

Their standard of living bumped along without any significant increase.

Thesaurus: to continue something, or to continue to do somethingsynonym
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  • bump — I UK [bʌmp] / US verb Word forms bump : present tense I/you/we/they bump he/she/it bumps present participle bumping past tense bumped past participle bumped * 1) a) [transitive] to accidentally hit part of your body against something, making it… …   English dictionary

  • bump — bump1 [ bʌmp ] verb * 1. ) transitive to accidentally hit part of your body against something, making it hurt: Be careful not to bump your head. a ) intransitive or transitive to hit against something solid once or many times: Small boats were… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bump — 1 verb 1 (intransitive always + adv/prep, transitive) to hit or knock against something (+ against/into etc): It was so dark I bumped into a tree | bump sth on/against etc: I bumped my head on the ledge. 2 (intransitive always + adv/prep) to move …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bump Elliott — Infobox NFL PlayerCoach name=Chalmers Bump Elliott Caption=Chalmers W. Bump Elliott DateOfBirth= birth date and age|mf=yes|1925|1|30 Birthplace=city state|Detroit|Michigan DateOfDeath= PlaceOfDeath= Position=HB College=Purdue University… …   Wikipedia

  • bump — n., v., & adv. n. 1 a dull sounding blow or collision. 2 a swelling or dent caused by this. 3 an uneven patch on a road, field, etc. 4 Phrenol. any of various prominences on the skull thought to indicate different mental faculties. 5 (in narrow… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bump function — In mathematics, a bump function is a function f: {Bbb R}^n o {Bbb R} on a Euclidean space {Bbb R}^n which is both smooth (in the sense of having continuous derivatives of all orders) and compactly supported. The space of all bump functions on… …   Wikipedia

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