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Definition 1: a heavy blow with the hand - [noun denoting act]

(thump is a kind of ...) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

Definition 2: a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects) - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for thump in the sense of this definition

(thump is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

Definition 3: hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument - [verb of contact]

Samples where thump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the salesman pounded the door knocker
  • a bible-thumping Southern Baptist

Synonyms for thump in the sense of this definition

(thump is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

Definition 4: move rhythmically - [verb of motion]

Samples where thump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her heart was beating fast

Synonyms for thump in the sense of this definition

(thump is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of thump ) expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically

"The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it"

(... is a kind of thump ) beat rapidly

"His heart palpitated"

(... is a kind of thump ) beat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all

(... is a kind of thump ) move noisily

"flags flapped in the strong wind"

(thump has a similar meaning as ...) indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks

"Beat the rhythm"

Definition 5: make a dull sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where thump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the knocker thudded against the front door

Synonyms for thump in the sense of this definition

(thump is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

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