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thump ‎(plural thumps)

  1. a blow that produces a muffled sound
    • Tatler
      The watchman gave so great a thump at my door, that I awaked at the knock.
  2. the sound of such a blow; a thud



thump ‎(third-person singular simple present thumps, present participle thumping, simple past and past participle thumped)

  1. (transitive) To hit (someone or something) as if to make a thump.
    • William Shakespeare
      These bastard Bretons, whom our fathers / Have in their own land beaten, bobb'd, and thump'd.
    • 2011 January 19, Jonathan Stevenson, “Leeds 1-3 Arsenal”, BBC:
      Kasper Schmeichel brilliantly denied Marouane Chamakh before Bacary Sagna thumped home a second, though Bradley Johnson's screamer halved the deficit.
  2. (intransitive) To thud or pound.
  3. (intransitive) To throb with a muffled rhythmic sound.
    • 2013 June 29, “Travels and travails”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 55:
      Even without hovering drones, a lurking assassin, a thumping score and a denouement, the real-life story of Edward Snowden, a rogue spy on the run, could be straight out of the cinema. But, as with Hollywood, the subplots and exotic locations may distract from the real message: America’s discomfort and its foes’ glee.
    Dance music thumped from the nightclub entrance.