thumping


thumping

adjective

  1. of, like, or pertaining to a thump.
  2. strikingly great, immense, exceptional, or impressive; resounding: a thumping victory at the polls.

noun

  1. a blow with something thick and heavy, producing a dull sound; a heavy knock.
  2. the sound made by or as if by such a blow.

verb (used with object)

  1. to strike or beat with something thick and heavy, so as to produce a dull sound; pound.
  2. (of an object) to strike against (something) heavily and noisily.
  3. Informal. to thrash severely.

verb (used without object)

  1. to strike, beat, or fall heavily, with a dull sound.
  2. to walk with heavy steps; pound.
  3. to palpitate or beat violently, as the heart.

adjective

  1. (prenominal) slang huge or excessivea thumping loss

noun

  1. the sound of a heavy solid body hitting or pounding a comparatively soft surface
  2. a heavy blow with the handhe gave me a thump on the back

verb

  1. (tr) to strike or beat heavily; pound
  2. (intr) to throb, beat, or pound violentlyhis heart thumped with excitement

adj.“exceptionally large,” colloquial, 1570s, present participle adjective from thump (v.). v.1530s, “to strike hard,” probably imitative of the sound made by hitting with a heavy object (cf. East Frisian dump “a knock,” Swedish dialectal dumpa “to make a noise”). Related: Thumped; thumping. n.1550s, from thump (v.).

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