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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.
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    1. a.
      informal to attack or punish someone by hitting them with your fist
      He was thumped by another child at school.
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  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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