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thumpverb [ I or T ]

uk /θʌmp/ us /θʌmp/

to hit something and cause a noise:

Someone was thumping on the door.

UK to hit someone with your fist (= closed hand):

He thumped him in the face.
sb's head thumps

UK 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.
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.

thumpnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /θʌmp/ us /θʌmp/

the sound of something heavy hitting something:

She fell to the floor with a thump.

UK an act of thumping someone or something:

If he does that again I'm going to give him a thump (= hit him with my closed hand).

(Definition of “thump” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"thump" in American English

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thumpverb [ I/T ]

us /θʌmp/

to hit something, making a soft, heavy noise:

[ T ] He thumped his chest.
noun [ C ] us /θʌmp/

I heard a thump upstairs.

(Definition of “thump” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)