Thump

Definition of Thump

n.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.
v. t.1.To strike or beat with something thick or heavy, or so as to cause a dull sound.
[imp. & p. p. Thumped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thumping.]
These bastard Bretons; whom our hathers
Have in their own land beaten, bobbed, and thumped.
- Shak.
v. i.1.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.

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