Thump meaning

thŭmp
To hit (someone or something) as if to make a thump.
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The sound of such a blow; a thud.
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To hit or fall with a thump.
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To strike with a thump or thumps.
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To make a dull, heavy sound; pound; throb.
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A blow that produces a muffled sound.
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A muffled sound, as that produced by beating with a blunt object; a thud.
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(informal) To defeat soundly; drub.
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To beat or throb audibly.

His heart thumped with fear.

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A blow with something heavy and blunt, as with a cudgel.
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The dull sound made by such a blow.
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(intransitive) To thud or pound.
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(intransitive) To throb with a muffled rhythmic sound.

Dance music thumped from the nightclub entrance.

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The definition of a thump is a loud dull noise, or the action that makes this sound.

An example of a thump is a pile of clothes falling from a chair to a hardwood floor.

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Thump is defined as to hit and make a dull noise.

An example of thump is the tap of a rabbit's foot on the ground when they signal danger.

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A blow, as with a blunt object.
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Origin of thump

  • Probably of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition