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thump

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a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument
  • gave her boyfriend a thump against the side of his head whenever he said something obnoxious

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thump

verb

Synonyms of thump (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner
  • thumped the desk with his hand as he delivered his speech

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The first known use of thump was in 1548

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“Thump.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/thump. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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