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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pump·ing, a. & n. from pump.
 Pumping engine, a steam engine and pump combined for raising water. See Steam engine.