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thumping

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈθʌm.pɪŋ/ informal us  
very big or important: a thumping defeat/victory They won by a thumping majority.thumping headache a bad headache that is felt in strong, painful beats

thumping

adverb uk   /ˈθʌm.pɪŋ/ informal us  
extremely or importantly: I'm not carrying that thumping great thing around with me!
Translations of “thumping”
in Chinese (Traditional) 巨大的,極大的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 巨大的,极大的…
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