Definitions for: Thump


[n] a heavy blow with the hand
[n] a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
[v] hit hard with the had, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
[v] move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
[v] make a dull sound



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

The distant forge's swinging thump profound.
--Wordsworth.

With heavy thump, a lifeless lump, They dropped
down, one by one. --Coleridge.

2. A blow or knock, as with something blunt or heavy; a heavy
fall.

The watchman gave so great a thump at my door, that
I awaked at the knock. --Tatler.


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.

These bastard Bretons; whom our hathers Have in their
own land beaten, bobbed, and thumped. --Shak.


Thump, v. i.
To give a thump or thumps; to strike or fall with a heavy
blow; to pound.

A watchman at midnight thumps with his pole. --Swift.

Synonyms: beat, clump, clunk, poke, pound, pound, thud, thud, thumping

See Also: blow, flap, flutter, go, hit, move, palpitate, pulsate, pulse, sound, sound, thrash, throb

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