(third-person singular simple present thuds, present participle thudding, simple past and past participle thudded)
- To make the sound of a dull impact.
From Middle English thudden (“to strike with a weapon"), from Old English Ã¾yddan (“to strike, press, thrust"), from Proto-Germanic *Ã¾uddijanÄ…, *Ã¾iudijanÄ… (“to strike, thrust"), from Proto-Germanic *Ã¾Å«hanÄ…, *Ã¾euhanÄ… (“to press"), from Proto-Indo-European *tÅ«k- (“to beat"). Cognate with Old English Ã¾oddettan (“to strike, push, batter"), Old English Ã¾È³dan (“to strike, stab, thrust, press"), Old English Ã¾Ä“owan (“to press"), Albanian thundÃ«r (“a hoof, talon, a shaft, fig. oppression, torment") .