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Meaning of THUMP

Pronunciation:  thump

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

THUMP is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             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
             The watchman gave so great a thump at my door, that
             I awaked at the knock.                --Tatler.
  2. \Thump\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thumped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.
  3. \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.