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thump

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verb \ˈthəmp\

Simple Definition of thump

  • : 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

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to strike or beat with or as if with something thick or heavy so as to cause a dull sound

  3. 2 :  pound, knock

  4. 3 :  whip, thrash

  5. 4 :  to produce (music) mechanically or in a mechanical manner —usually used with out <thumped out a tune on the piano>

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1a :  to inflict a thumpb :  to make or move with a thumping sound

  8. 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


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thump

noun

Simple Definition of thump

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

  • : an act of hitting someone or something

Full Definition of thump

  1. :  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>



1552

First Known Use of thump

1552



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