Etymology
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thump (v.)

1530s, "to strike hard," probably imitative of the sound made by hitting with a heavy object (compare East Frisian dump "a knock," Swedish dialectal dumpa "to make a noise"). Related: Thumped; thumping.

thump (n.)

1550s, "dull, heavy sound," from thump (v.). As "a hard blow" from 1620s.

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Definitions of thump
1
thump (v.)
move rhythmically;
Synonyms: beat / pound
thump (v.)
make a dull sound;
Synonyms: thud
thump (v.)
hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument;
a bible-thumping Southern Baptist
Synonyms: pound / poke
2
thump (n.)
a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects);
Synonyms: thumping / clump / clunk / thud
thump (n.)
a heavy blow with the hand;
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