pumping
Pump Pump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pumped} (p[u^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {pumping}.] 1. To raise with a pump, as water or other liquid. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

But pump not me for politics. --Otway. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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