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 for thump
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thump \Thump\, n. [Probably of imitative origin; perhaps
     influenced by dump, v. t.]
     1. The sound made by the sudden fall or blow of a heavy body,
        as of a hammer, or the like.
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              The distant forge's swinging thump profound.
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              With heavy thump, a lifeless lump,
              They dropped down, one by one.        --Coleridge.
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     2. A blow or knock, as with something blunt or heavy; a heavy
        [1913 Webster]
              The watchman gave so great a thump at my door, that
              I awaked at the knock.                --Tatler.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thump \Thump\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thumped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To strike or beat with something thick or heavy, or so as to
     cause a dull sound.
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           These bastard Bretons; whom our hathers
           Have in their own land beaten, bobbed, and thumped.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thump \Thump\, v. i.
     To give a thump or thumps; to strike or fall with a heavy
     blow; to pound.
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           A watchman at midnight thumps with his pole. --Swift.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
           [syn: thump, thumping, clump, clunk, thud]
      2: a heavy blow with the hand
      v 1: move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast" [syn:
           beat, pound, thump]
      2: make a dull sound; "the knocker thudded against the front
         door" [syn: thud, thump]
      3: hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; "the
         salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping
         Southern Baptist" [syn: thump, pound, poke]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  156 Moby Thesaurus words for "thump":
     bang, bash, baste, bastinado, bat, batter, beat, beat a ruffle,
     beat a tattoo, beat the drum, beat time, beating, belabor, belt,
     biff, birch, blow, bonk, buffet, bump, cane, chink, chop, clap,
     click, clink, clip, clobber, clop, clout, club, clump, clunk,
     coldcock, count, count the beats, cowhide, crack, crump, cudgel,
     cut, dash, deal, deal a blow, deck, dig, dint, drub, drubbing,
     drum, drumming, dull thud, fetch, fetch a blow, flagellate, flail,
     flap, flick, flog, flump, flutter, fusillade, fustigate,
     give a whipping, give the stick, go pitapat, hammer, hit,
     hit a clip, horsewhip, jab, keep time, knock, knock cold,
     knock down, knock out, knout, lace, lambaste, larrup, lash, lay on,
     let have it, lick, maul, pad, palpitate, paste, pat, patter, pelt,
     pistol-whip, pitapat, pitter-patter, play drum, plump, plunk, poke,
     pommel, pop, pound, pulsate, pulverize, pummel, punch, rap,
     rawhide, roll, ruffle, scourge, slam, sledgehammer, slog, slug,
     smack, smash, smite, snap, soak, sock, sound a tattoo, spank,
     splatter, splutter, sputter, strap, strike, strike at, stripe,
     stroke, swat, swing, swinge, swipe, switch, tap, tattoo, thrash,
     thresh, throb, thrum, thud, thwack, tick, tinkle, tom-tom, trounce,
     truncheon, tunk, wallop, whack, whale, wham, whip, whop, yerk

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