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.
She was found guilty of using her chest to bump against the arm of chief inspector Chan Ka-po during the protest in the rural Yuen Long district of the city, where chaotic scenes broke out over the number of traders shopping there.
Elderly beefeaters, tea-drinking bobbies and fake moon-landing conspiracies bump against Arthurian legend.
I managed to get in a couple of games before I came back to Wales and then had that bump against Australia.
But the underlying network that those virtualized servers and storage rely on to communicate with each other has failed to keep pace with parallel innovation efforts and data center operators supervising growing volumes of virtualized data traffic beginning to bump against the scalability, flexibility and management limitations that traditional Layer 2 and Layer 3 physical network architecture imposes on the virtual world.
BLUES came crashing down to earth with an almighty bump against Hull.
Being rated BBB- allows us the opportunity to upgrade twice before we bump against the single A ceiling.
Glasgow 13 Treviso 15 SEAN LINEEN'S Warriors crashed to earth with a bump against the depleted Italians.
AFTER some decent showings against Huddersfield Giants and Leeds Rhinos we were brought back down to earth with a bump against a red-hot Wigan Warriors outfit.
Newcastle United 1 Blackburn Rovers 2 CHRIS Hughton accused his Newcastle side of lacking guile after they came back down to earth with a bump against a dogged Blackburn.