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clunk down

1. To set something down clumsily or loudly. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "clunk" and "down." The guys lugged the couch inside and clunked it down in the middle of the living room.
2. To fall heavily or loudly. Did you hear that tree branch clunk down in the middle of the night?
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clunk down

[for something] to drop or fall, making the sound "clunk." A large piece of metal clunked down right in front of me. A tree branch clunked down on the roof and damaged a few shingles.
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clunk something down

to drop or place something heavily on something so that it makes a clunking noise. He clunked the big box down on the table. He clunked down all his school books on the table.
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clunk

1. tv. to strike someone or something. The branch clunked the roof as it fell.
2. n. a hit; the sound of a hit. I heard a clunk on the roof. Must be reindeer.
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Is there another clunking fist in New Labour ready and willing to take up the fight?
Shortly after taking to the air, the pilot reported a clunking noise from the engine and abandoned the flight.
Either your tires will skip on the dry pavement, causing a "hopping" sensation, or you'll hear clunking.
Noel Padgham, who had often been in awe regarding the clunking noise, had taken her car to air-conditioning mechanic Kit Carson at Cheaper Car Air-Conditioning.
The two athletes, both from Birmingham, prepared by meeting Mr Brown - whose nickname is "The Clunking Fist".
Watch for overheating, slipping gearboxes, clunking axles and check every switch, button, relay and motor, as they were riddled with electrical maladies.
As long as you didn't mind the clunking between tracks (songs sometimes faded out in the middle so the head could move to the next track and then faded back in again), the system was fine.
When I change through my low gears, I hear a clunking noise from the bottom of the car.
Too, Danny Farmer has been clunking along on one bad tire.
The Boy David, he thought was just a lightweight popinjay who could be swept away by his great clunking fist.
Mr Brown - described by his predecessor as a "great clunking fist" - has flattened the Tory leader on the key issues.
The clunking sound came from his jokes falling flat rather than the big fist Tony Blair promised would make David Cameron see stars.
If she is welcomed back, however reluctantly, will Clare toe the line or risk the clunking fist of the new PM?
There is nothing clunking about Gordon," he said, in a reference to Mr Blair's famous description of his Chancellor's 'big clunking fist'.