There are 2 main translations of pump in Spanish

: pump1pump2

pump1

bomba, n.

Pronunciation /pəmp//pʌmp/

noun

  • 1

    bomba feminine
    hand/foot pump bomba de mano/de pie
    • to prime the pump sacar las cosas adelante
  • 2

    (act)
    bombeo masculine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (supply)
    bombear
    to pump sth into sth bombear algo a algo
    • to pump air into a tire inflar un neumático
    • they have pumped cash into the project for years llevan años invirtiendo dinero en el proyecto
    • our teacher pumped us full of dates el profesor nos embutió una cantidad de fechas
    • they pumped him full of lead lo acribillaron a balazos
  • 2

    (drain)
    to pump sth out of sth sacar algo de algo con una bomba
    • to pump sb's stomach out hacerle un lavado de estómago a algn
    • to pump sth dry dejar algo seco
    • to pump sb dry exprimir a algn
  • 3informal

    (ask)
    he was pumping me for information/money me estaba tratando de (son)sacar información/de sacar dinero
  • 4

    (pedal/handle/treadle) mover de arriba abajo
    he pumped my hand me dio un fuerte apretón de manos
    • to pump iron hacer pesas

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (heart/machine) bombear
  • 2

    (move vigorously)
    moverse con fuerza

There are 2 main translations of pump in Spanish

: pump1pump2

pump2

zapato (de) salón, n.

Pronunciation /pəmp//pʌmp/

noun

  • 1US

    (court shoe)
    zapato (de) salón masculine
    • I love those late 70s babes. All glossy red lips, court pumps, kinky smiles and not a hint of plastic surgery.
    • These beautiful Christian Louboutin Two Tone Court pumps are to simply die for.
  • 2Britishdated

    (gym shoe)
    zapatilla feminine
    • Amber ran down a side street, suddenly glad that she had worn tennis shoes instead of pumps.
    • If you buy the kids plimsolls for PE, rather than pumps, you probably live in East Yorkshire - or outside the region.
    • She is as guilty as the next girl, admitting to jogging in tennis pumps rather than specialist running shoes.
  • 3British

    (ballet shoe style)
    bailarina feminine
    manoletina feminine Spain
    chatita feminine River Plate
    • The shoes where really nice black dancing pumps that made me taller.
    • ‘I've got a pair of silver dancing pumps at home,’ he said wistfully.
    • And then of course there's Billy himself, who dances until his pumps start to smoulder in a hugely likeable performance.
    • As the troupe marches Fred down the platform, his dancing pumps dissolve into marching boots.