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Difference between Get a bump and Make a bump

get a bump

1. get a swelling on one’s body as a result of a blow:

  • My poor dad hit the branch with his head and got a bump and a cut.

2. (of a vehicle) be hit by another vehicle, etc.:

  • Her car got three severe bumps while parked in London.

make a bump—(UK Universities boat races) “bump” another boat as a proof of overtaking it:

  • The best coxswain cannot make a bump, unless his boat can overlap the other!