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thump

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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thumpthump1 /θʌmp/ ●○○ verb  1 [transitive] informalHIT 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.see thesaurus at hit2 [intransitive, transitive always + adverb/preposition]CSSOUND to hit against something loudly His feet thumped loudly on the bare boards. He thumped his cup down on the table.3 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to walk or run with your feet making a loud heavy sound as they touch the ground Stella came thumping down the stairs.4 [intransitive]FRIGHTENEDEXCITED if your heart thumps, it beats very strongly and quickly because you are frightened or excited My heart was thumping inside my chest.
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Examples from the Corpus
thumpShe could hear him thumping around in the bathroom, washing before dinner.Last night, the Dodgers were thumped at home by the Giants.She guessed it thumped for its life.I try to thump him with my left, though my hand is a ball of pain.He felt his heart thumping inside his chest.His feet thumped loudly on bare boards.Mike thumped Stephanie's back several times to stop her choking.The dog's tail continued to thump the rug.Thump the watermelon to see if it's ripe.
Related topics: Textures, sounds
thumpthump2 noun [countable]  1 CSSOUNDthe dull sound that is made when something hits a surface The box fell to the floor with a thump.see thesaurus at sound2 [usually singular] especially British EnglishHIT an action in which you hit someone or something If he does that again, I’ll give him a good thump. a thump on the jaw
Examples from the Corpus
thumpJimmy heard a thump, followed by the slamming of the front gate.More usually, they come down with a thump a yard or so away.A suitcase toppled off the top of the wardrobe and landed on the floor with a thump.He could hear the music and its pile-driving thump in the background.The heavy thump of acid house music was everywhere.There was a loud thump as Eddie threw Luther back against the wall.There were no grunts, no thumps, no scuffling of feet.The thump of the wall against his back.At two in the morning I was awakened by tremendous thumps and crashes which were shaking the cabin.
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Verb table
thump
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theythump
he, she, itthumps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theythumped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave thumped
he, she, ithas thumped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad thumped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill thump
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have thumped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam thumping
he, she, itis thumping
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you, we, theyare thumping
Past
I, he, she, itwas thumping
you, we, theywere thumping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been thumping
he, she, ithas been thumping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been thumping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be thumping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been thumping
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