thumping

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thumping (comparative more thumping, superlative most thumping)

  1. (informal) Exceptional in some degree.

Noun[edit]

thumping (countable and uncountable, plural thumpings)

  1. A dull, heavy sound.
    • 1941, Gladys Mitchell, When Last I Died
      There was nothing to be seen, but he could hear loud thumpings and bumpings which seemed to come from the back of the house.
  2. A beating.
    He received a thumping from the school bully.
    • 1824, William Craig Brownlee, A careful and free inquiry into the true nature and tendency of the religious principles of the Society of Friends, commonly called Quakers
      And in our times, in Philadelphia, there have been specimens of violent shruggings of the shoulders, and brachial twitches, and prodigious wry faces, and thumpings on the pews.
  3. (sports) A heavy defeat.
    • 2011 January 11, Jonathan Stevenson, “West Ham 2 - 1 Birmingham”, BBC:
      Grant's future has been the subject of rumour after rumour for much of the season and last week's horrific 5-0 thumping at Newcastle was the catalyst for another round of fevered speculation.

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thumping

  1. Present participle of thump.