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thump

verb [I or T]     /θʌmp/
to hit someone with your fist (= closed hand) or to hit something and cause a noise: He thumped him in the face. He thumped on the door but nobody came.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain sb's head thumps If your head thumps, you can feel pain in strong beats in your head: When I woke up my mouth was dry and my head was thumping.Pain and painfulHeadaches and dizziness sb's heart thumps If your heart thumps, it beats more strongly and quickly than usual, because of exercise, fear, or excitement: She stood outside his room, her heart thumping.The circulatory system and blood
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