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thump

noun [C usually singular]     /θʌmp/
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).Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain the sound of something heavy hitting something: She fell to the floor with a thump.Falling and droppingMoving downwardsSounds made by objects, movement or impact
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