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THUMP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thump mean? 

THUMP (noun)
  The noun THUMP has 2 senses:

1. a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
2. a heavy blow with the hand

  Familiarity information: THUMP used as a noun is rare.


THUMP (verb)
  The verb THUMP has 3 senses:

1. move rhythmically
2. make a dull sound
3. hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument

  Familiarity information: THUMP used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


THUMP (noun)


Sense 1thump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

clunk; thud; thump; thumping; clump

Hypernyms ("thump" is a kind of...):

sound (the sudden occurrence of an audible event)


Sense 2thump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A heavy blow with the hand

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("thump" is a kind of...):

blow (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon)


THUMP (verb)


Sense 1thump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move rhythmically

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

thump; beat; pound

Context example:

Her heart was beating fast

Hypernyms (to "thump" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "thump"):

pulsate; pulse; throb (expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically)

flutter; palpitate (beat rapidly)

thrash (beat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all)

flap (move noisily)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 2thump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a dull sound

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

thud; thump

Context example:

the knocker thudded against the front door

Hypernyms (to "thump" is one way to...):

go; sound (make a certain noise or sound)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 3thump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

pound; thump; poke

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "thump" is one way to...):

hit (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The fighter managed to thump his opponent


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