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Meaning of thump

thump

Pronunciation: (thump), [key]
— n.
  1. a blow with something thick and heavy, producing a dull sound; a heavy knock.
  2. the sound made by or as if by such a blow.
—v.t.
  1. to strike or beat with something thick and heavy, so as to produce a dull sound; pound.
  2. (of an object) to strike against (something) heavily and noisily.
  3. to thrash severely.
—v.i.
  1. to strike, beat, or fall heavily, with a dull sound.
  2. to walk with heavy steps; pound.
  3. to palpitate or beat violently, as the heart.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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