thump

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1thump

verb \ˈthəmp\

: to hit or beat something or someone and make a loud, deep sound

: to beat forcefully

: to walk or run with loud, heavy steps

Full Definition of THUMP

transitive verb
1
:  to strike or beat with or as if with something thick or heavy so as to cause a dull sound
2
:  pound, knock
3
:  whip, thrash
4
:  to produce (music) mechanically or in a mechanical manner —usually used with out <thumped out a tune on the piano>
intransitive verb
1
a :  to inflict a thump
b :  to make or move with a thumping sound
2
:  to make a vigorous endorsement <got a couple of…senators to thump for him — New York Herald Tribune>
thump·er noun

Examples of THUMP

  1. The boat thumped against the side of the pier.
  2. <thumped the desk with his hand as he delivered his speech>

Origin of THUMP

imitative
First Known Use: 1548

2thump

noun

: a loud, deep sound made especially when a heavy object hits something

: an act of hitting someone or something

Full Definition of THUMP

:  a blow or knock with or as if with something blunt or heavy; also :  the sound made by such a blow

Examples of THUMP

  1. The ball landed with a thump.
  2. <gave her boyfriend a thump against the side of his head whenever he said something obnoxious>

First Known Use of THUMP

1552

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