To bump

To bump: To shell, for example, "The gunners are doing a lot of bumping today." "That village looks well bumped." [1]

References / notes[edit]

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.39.

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