bump against

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I heard it go into the pantry, and the biscuit-tins rattled and a bottle smashed, and then came a heavy bump against the cellar door.
"And even though we became good a picking up food, see how we bump against clouds and things if he is not near to give us a hand."
The shavings flew right and left; till at last the plane-iron came bump against an indestructible knot.
Avoiding didactic pitfalls, Smith displays a willingness to dialogue with thinkers who may bump against his own convictions.
"Obviously we hit a bit of a speed bump against Limerick," Egan said.
With verbal communication, it's immensely challenging to coordinate with others to ensure the table doesn't bump against something, and the more people there are, the longer it takes to reach verbal consensus.
"It was the first time I'd really pushed myself since I'd suffered the bump against the Scarlets and immediately after it I had a headache.
PM Khan's focus on widening the tax net will also bump against CPEC planning.
Spain v RussiaDate, time and venue: Sunday, July 1 (5pm EAT) - Luzhniki StadiumAfter two impressive wins over Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Russia came back down to earth with a bump against Uruguay, with the 3-0 defeat seeing them finish second in Group A.
when empty, light enough to carry easily but heavy enough to not tip over when you bump against it.
However, sometimes when they bump against each other, they bite out of astonishment," the aquarium's public relations manager Oh Tae-youp said, the (http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/video-shows-shark-eating-shark-in-south-korean-aquarium-20160130-gmhkvf.html) Sydney Morning Herald reported.