thump VERB 1) hit heavily with the fist or a blunt implement. 2) put down forcefully, noisily, or decisively. 3) (of a person's heart or pulse) beat or pulsate strongly. 4) (thump out) play (a tune) enthusiastically but heavy-handedly. 5) informal defeat heavily.
NOUN a heavy dull blow or noise.
DERIVATIVES thumper noun.
ORIGIN imitative.

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  • Thump — Thump, n. [Probably of imitative origin; perhaps influenced by dump, v. t.] 1. The sound made by the sudden fall or blow of a heavy body, as of a hammer, or the like. [1913 Webster] The distant forge s swinging thump profound. Wordsworth. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Thump — Thump, v. i. To give a thump or thumps; to strike or fall with a heavy blow; to pound. [1913 Webster] A watchman at midnight thumps with his pole. Swift. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thump — Thump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thumped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thumping}.] To strike or beat with something thick or heavy, or so as to cause a dull sound. [1913 Webster] These bastard Bretons; whom our hathers Have in their own land beaten, bobbed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • thump — index beat (pulsate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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