Pump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pumped p. pr. & vb. n. pumping.]
1. To raise with a pump, as water or other liquid.
2. To draw water, or the like, from; to from water by means of a pump; as, they pumped the well dry; to pump a ship.
3. Figuratively, to draw out or obtain, as secrets or money, by persistent questioning or plying; to question or ply persistently in order to elicit something, as information, money, etc.
But pump not me for politics. --Otway.
Pump·ing, a. & n. from pump.
Pumping engine, a steam engine and pump combined for raising water. See Steam engine.