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Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)


mumpv. i. [Akin to mumble; cf. D. mompen to cheat; perh. orig., to whine like a beggar, D. mompelen to mumble. See Mumble, Mum, and cf. Mumps.].
  •  To move the lips with the mouth closed; to mumble, as in sulkiness.  [1913 Webster]
    "He mumps, and lovers, and hangs the lip."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To talk imperfectly, brokenly, or feebly; to chatter unintelligibly.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cheat; to deceive; to play the beggar.  [1913 Webster]
    "And then when mumping with a sore leg, . . . canting and whining."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be sullen or sulky.  [1913 Webster]
mumpv. t. 
  •  To utter imperfectly, brokenly, or feebly.  [1913 Webster]
    "Old men who mump their passion."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To work over with the mouth; to mumble; as, to mump food.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To deprive of (something) by cheating; to impose upon.  [1913 Webster]




VB stammer, stutter, hesitate, falter, hammer, balbutiate, balbucinate, haw, hum and haw, be unable to put two words together, mumble, mutter, maud, mauder, whisper, mince, lisp, jabber, gibber, sputter, splutter, muffle, mump, drawl, mouth, croak, speak thick, speak through the nose, snuffle, clip one's words, murder the language, murder the King's English, murder the Queen's English, mispronounce, missay.


VB request, ask, beg, crave, sue, pray, petition, solicit, invite, pop the question, make bold to ask, beg leave, beg a boon, apply to, call to, put to, call upon, call for, make a request, address a request, prefer a request, put up a request, make a prayer, address a prayer, prefer a prayer, put up a prayer, make a petition, address a petition, prefer a petition, put up a petition, make application, make a requisition, ask trouble, ask one for, claim, offer up prayers, whistle for, beg hard, entreat, beseech, plead, supplicate, implore, conjure, adjure, obtest, cry to, kneel to, appeal to, invoke, evoke, impetrate, imprecate, ply, press, urge, beset, importune, dun, tax, clamor for, cry aloud, cry for help, fall on one's knees, throw oneself at the feet of, come down on one's marrowbones, beg from door to door, send the hat round, go a begging, mendicate, mump, cadge, beg one's bread, dance attendance on, besiege, knock at the door, bespeak, canvass, tout, make interest, court, seek, bid for, publish the banns.

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