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verb thump pronunciation in British English /θʌmp/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participlethumping
past tensethumped
past participlethumped

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  1. 1
    [transitive] to hit someone or something with your fist (=closed hand)

    Suddenly he thumped the arm of the chair.

    1. a.
      informal to attack or punish someone by hitting them with your fist

      He was thumped by another child at school.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to put something somewhere with force and with a loud sound
    thump something on/onto/into etc something:

    Maria thumped her bag down on the table.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to hit against something with a low loud sound
      thump against/into/on etc:

      The boat was thumping against the dock.

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