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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


thumpn. [Probably of imitative origin; perhaps influenced by dump, v. t.].
  •  The sound made by the sudden fall or blow of a heavy body, as of a hammer, or the like.  [1913 Webster]
    "The distant forge's swinging thump profound."  [1913 Webster]
    "With heavy thump, a lifeless lump,
    They dropped down, one by one.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  A blow or knock, as with something blunt or heavy; a heavy fall.  [1913 Webster]
    "The watchman gave so great a thump at my door, that I awaked at the knock."  [1913 Webster]
thumpv. t. 
     To strike or beat with something thick or heavy, or so as to cause a dull sound.  [1913 Webster]
    "These bastard Bretons; whom our hathers
    Have in their own land beaten, bobbed, and thumped.
    "  [1913 Webster]
thumpv. i. 
     To give a thump or thumps; to strike or fall with a heavy blow; to pound.  [1913 Webster]
    "A watchman at midnight thumps with his pole."  [1913 Webster]


thump, v. & n.
1 tr. beat or strike heavily esp. with the fist (threatened to thump me).
2 intr. throb or pulsate strongly (my heart was thumping).
3 intr. (foll. by at, on, etc.) deliver blows, esp. to attract attention (thumped on the door).
4 tr. (often foll. by out) play (a tune on a piano etc.) with a heavy touch.
5 intr. tread heavily.
1 a heavy blow.
2 the sound of this.

thumper n.



bang, bash, baste, bastinado, bat, batter, beat, beat a ruffle, beat a tattoo, beat the drum, beat time, beating, belabor, belt, biff, birch, blow, bonk, buffet, bump, cane, chink, chop, clap, click, clink, clip, clobber, clop, clout, club, clump, clunk, coldcock, count, count the beats, cowhide, crack, crump, cudgel, cut, dash, deal, deal a blow, deck, dig, dint, drub, drubbing, drum, drumming, dull thud, fetch, fetch a blow, flagellate, flail, flap, flick, flog, flump, flutter, fusillade, fustigate, give a whipping, give the stick, go pitapat, hammer, hit, hit a clip, horsewhip, jab, keep time, knock, knock cold, knock down, knock out, knout, lace, lambaste, larrup, lash, lay on, let have it, lick, maul, pad, palpitate, paste, pat, patter, pelt, pistol-whip, pitapat, pitter-patter, play drum, plump, plunk, poke, pommel, pop, pound, pulsate, pulverize, pummel, punch, rap, rawhide, roll, ruffle, scourge, slam, sledgehammer, slog, slug, smack, smash, smite, snap, soak, sock, sound a tattoo, spank, splatter, splutter, sputter, strap, strike, strike at, stripe, stroke, swat, swing, swinge, swipe, switch, tap, tattoo, thrash, thresh, throb, thrum, thud, thwack, tick, tinkle, tom-tom, trounce, truncheon, tunk, wallop, whack, whale, wham, whip, whop, yerk




VB punish, chastise, chasten, castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice, cowhide, lambaste, visit upon, pay, pay out, serve out, do for, make short work of, give a lesson to, serve one right, make an example of, have a rod in pickle for, give it one, strike, deal a blow to, administer the lash, smite, slap, slap the face, smack, cuff, box the ears, spank, thwack, thump, beat, lay on, swinge, buffet, thresh, thrash, pummel, drub, leather, trounce, sandbag, baste, belabor, lace, lace one's jacket, dress, dress down, give a dressing, trim, warm, wipe, tund, cob, bang, strap, comb, lash, lick, larrup, wallop, whop, flog, scourge, whip, birch, cane, give the stick, switch, flagellate, horsewhip, bastinado, towel, rub down with an oaken towel, rib roast, dust one's jacket, fustigate, pitch into, lay about one, beat black and blue, beat to a mummy, beat to a jelly, give a black eye, tar and feather, pelt, stone, lapidate, masthead, keelhaul, execute, bring to the block, bring to the gallows, behead, decapitate, guillotine, decollate, hang, turn off, gibbet, bowstring, hang draw and quarter, shoot, decimate, burn, break on the wheel, crucify, empale, impale, flay, lynch, electrocute, gas, send to the gas chamber, torture, put on, put to the rack, picket, banish, exile, transport, expel, ostracize, rusticate, drum out, dismiss, disbar, disbench, strike off the roll, unfrock, post, suffer, suffer for, suffer punishment, be flogged, be executed, suffer the ultimate penalty, be hanged, come to the gallows, mount the gallows, swing, twist in the wind, dance upon nothing, die in one's shoes, be rightly served, be electrocuted, fry, ride the lightning, face the firing squad.


N impulse, sudden thought, impromptu, improvisation, inspiration, flash, spurt, improvisatore, creature of impulse, extemporaneous, impulsive, indeliberate, snap, improvised, improvisate, improvisatory, unpremeditated, unmeditated, improvise, unprompted, unguided, natural, unguarded, spontaneous, instinctive, extempore, extemporaneously, offhand, impromptu, a limproviste, improviso, on the spur of the moment, on the spur of the occasion, impulse, impulsion, impetus, momentum, push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost, throw, explosion, propulsion, percussion, concussion, collision, occursion, clash, encounter, cannon, carambole, appulse, shock, crash, bump, impact, elan, charge, beating, blow, dint, stroke, knock, tap, rap, slap, smack, pat, dab, fillip, slam, bang, hit, whack, thwack, cuff, squash, dowse, swap, whap, punch, thump, pelt, kick, punce, calcitration, ruade, arietation, cut, thrust, lunge, yerk, carom, carrom, clip, jab, plug, sidewinder, sidewipe, sideswipe, hammer, sledge hammer, mall, maul, mallet, flail, ram, rammer, battering ram, monkey, pile-driving engine, punch, bat, cant hook, cudgel, ax, dynamics, seismometer, accelerometer, earthquake detector, impelling, impulsive, impellent, booming, dynamic, dynamical, impelled, a hit, a very palpable hit.

VB flash on the mind, say what comes uppermost, improvise, extemporize, give an impetus, impel, push, start, give a start to, set going, drive, urge, boom, thrust, prod, foin, cant, elbow, shoulder, jostle, justle, hustle, hurtle, shove, jog, jolt, encounter, run against, bump against, butt against, knock one's head against, run one's head against, impinge, boost, bunt, carom, clip y, fan, fan out, jab, plug, strike, knock, hit, tap, rap, slap, flap, dab, pat, thump, beat, blow, bang, slam, dash, punch, thwack, whack, hit hard, strike hard, swap, batter, dowse, baste, pelt, patter, buffet, belabor, fetch one a blow, poke at, pink, lunge, yerk, kick, calcitrate, butt, strike at, whip, come into a collision, enter into collision, collide, sideswipe, foul, fall foul of, run foul of, telescope, throw.


N nonresonance, thud, thump, dead sound, nonresonance, muffled drums, cracked bell, damper, silencer, nonresonant, dead, dampened, muffled.

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