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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. thump

    A blow is a sudden impact, as of a fist or a club; a stroke is a sweeping movement; as, the stroke of a sword, of an oar, of the arm in swimming. A shock is the sudden encounter with some heavy body; as, colliding railway-trains meet with a shock; the shock of battle. A slap is given with the open hand, a lash with a whip, thong, or the like; we speak also of the cut of a whip. A buffet or cuff is given only with the hand; a blow either with hand or weapon. A cuff is a somewhat sidelong blow, generally with the open hand; as, a cuff or box on the ear. A stripe is the effect or mark of a stroke. In the metaphorical sense, blow is used for sudden, stunning, staggering calamity or sorrow; stroke for sweeping disaster, and also for sweeping achievement and success. We say a stroke of paralysis, or a stroke of genius. We speak of the buffets of adverse fortune. Shock is used of that which is at once sudden, violent, and prostrating; we speak of a shock of electricity, the shock of an amputation, a shock of surprise. Compare BEAT.

    blow, box, buffet, calamity, concussion, cuff, cut, disaster, knock, lash, misfortune, rap, shock, stripe, stroke

Princeton's WordNet

  1. thump, thumping, clump, clunk, thudnoun

    a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)

    clunk, clod, glob, clump, thumping, thud, clustering, bunch, cluster, lump, ball, chunk

  2. thumpverb

    a heavy blow with the hand

    thud, thumping, clunk, clump

  3. beat, pound, thumpverb

    move rhythmically

    "Her heart was beating fast"

    exhaust, stupefy, baffle, stick, perplex, vanquish, get, pound up, mystify, ram, flummox, impound, beat, outwit, lumber, circumvent, tick, poke, nonplus, trounce, pulsate, drum, beat up, bunk, dumbfound, tucker out, flap, beat out, gravel, ticktack, outsmart, thrum, ticktock, amaze, ram down, quiver, pound, work over, thud, puzzle, overreach, bewilder, crush, tucker, vex, pound off, wash up, outfox, pose, scramble, shell

  4. thud, thumpverb

    make a dull sound

    "the knocker thudded against the front door"

    thud, scrunch, poke, pound, beat, crump

  5. thump, pound, pokeverb

    hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument

    "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"

    stab, horn in, prod, dig, intrude, beat, ram down, thud, lumber, pound, impound, nose, pound up, pry, jab, ram, pound off, poke

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. thumpnoun

    blow, knock, stroke

  2. thumpverb

    beat, knock, strike, belabor

  3. thumpverb

    astonished, amazed, astounded, dumfoundered

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  1. List of paraphrases for "thump":

    boom, deaf

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  1. Evan Hoffman:

    A huge, huge bang, thump, almost, explosion, it started shaking back and forth and the roof tiles started crashing down and the power went out.

  2. Dominic Calvert-Lewin:

    Results create the mood, the last kick of the ball makes us go home really disappointed, we have lost two points on a long thump upfield which we should have defended, we played some good football in the second half but conceded three goals from three shots on target.

  3. Anthony Rizzo:

    Their lineup is deep with a lot of thump.

  4. The Omani Shed:

    You can keep your secrete hidden from people but you can’t hide the sun with your thump.

  5. Viet Tran:

    It's low-frequency sounds -- like the thump-thump bass in hip-hop that works.

Translations for thump

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  • golpear, azotar, golpetear, tamborilear, golpazoSpanish
  • jyskyä, jysähtää, kumaus, kumahdus, jysäyttää, tömäyttää, tömähtää, kumauttaa, jysähdys, tömähdysFinnish
  • coup sourd, tambourinerFrench
  • buailScottish Gaelic
  • troncRomanian

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