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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THUMP

"Thump them," he answered, and presently went back to his post of observation.

Miss G. Lord, father, what a thump on the back to salute one with.

Thump--thump--thump--your heart slows up with disappointment.

Leonard, whose side was sore enough from the thump, did not work.

They landed with a thump which seemed to shake all life from two of them.

And he gave himself a thump on the breast with his doubled fist.

The Cahoon fist descended upon the kitchen table with a thump.

His feet slipped from the hearth and struck the floor with a thump.

Then Azuba stopped pounding the foot of the berth and began to thump him instead.

From behind him came a yelp, another, a thump, and then a series of thumps and yelps.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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