thump

  • 1 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

  • 2 thump — [thump] n. [echoic] 1. a blow with something heavy and blunt, as with a cudgel 2. the dull sound made by such a blow vt. 1. to strike with a thump or thumps 2. a) to thrash; beat severely b) t …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 thump — vb thud, knock, rap, *tap Analogous words: pound, *beat, belabor: punch, smite, *strike thump n thud, knock, rap, tap (see under TAP vb) Analogous words: pounding, beating, pummeling (see BEAT vb) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 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… …

    English terms dictionary

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

    Law dictionary

  • 8 thump — (thump) 1. to strike or beat with a blunt instrument. 2. the blow so incurred …

    Medical dictionary

  • 9 thump — (v.) 1530s, to strike hard, probably imitative of the sound made by hitting with a heavy object (Cf. E.Fris. dump a knock, Swed. dial. dumpa to make a noise ). The noun is first recorded 1550s. Thumping (adj.) exceptionally large is colloquial… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 thump|er — «THUHM puhr», noun. 1. a person that thumps. 2. a device for producing a shallow seismic wave to test structural properties of the lunar surface …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 thump — I UK [θʌmp] / US verb Word forms thump : present tense I/you/we/they thump he/she/it thumps present participle thumping past tense thumped past participle thumped * 1) a) [transitive] to hit someone or something with your fist (= closed hand)… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 thump — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ heavy, loud ▪ dull, muffled, soft VERB + THUMP ▪ give sb/sth (BrE) …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 thump — [[t]θʌ̱mp[/t]] thumps, thumping, thumped 1) VERB If you thump something, you hit it hard, usually with your fist. [V n] He thumped my shoulder affectionately, nearly knocking me over... [V on n] I heard you thumping on the door. N COUNT Thump is… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 thump — be·thump; cal·li·thump; craw·thump·er; thump·er; thump·ing·ly; thump; cal·li·thump·i·an; …

    English syllables

  • 15 thump — thump1 [ θʌmp ] verb * 1. ) transitive thump something on/onto/into etc. something to put something somewhere with force and with a loud sound: Maria thumped her bag down on the table. a ) intransitive to hit against something with a low loud… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 thump — thump1 [θʌmp] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: From the sound] 1.) [T] informal to hit someone very hard with your hand closed ▪ If you don t shut up, I m going to thump you! ▪ She thumped the table with her fist. 2.) [I,T always + adverb/preposition] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 thump — 1 verb 1 (T) informal to hit someone very hard with your hand closed: If you don t shut up, I m going to thump you! 2 (intransitive always + adv/prep, transitive) to make a dull loud sound by beating or falling against a surface (+… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 thump — I. verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1548 transitive verb 1. to strike or beat with or as if with something thick or heavy so as to cause a dull sound 2. pound, knock 3. whip, thrash 4. to produce (music) mechanically or in a mechanical manner… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 thump — 1. verb 1) he thumped the policeman Syn: hit, punch, strike, smack; informal whack, wallop, bash, biff, bop, clobber; Brit.; informal slosh; N.Amer.; informal slug 2) her hear …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 20 thump — [θʌmp] verb I 1) [T] to hit someone or something with your FIST (= closed hand) Syn: punch 2) [I] if your heart is thumping, you can feel it beating very fast, for example because you are frightened or excited II noun [C] thump [θʌmp] 1) a low… …

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