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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?
See also: clunk, down

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.
See also: clunk, down

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.
See also: clunk, down

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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Clunk Expert: "Please share one of your clunks,--(name somebody).
Repeat for the remaining clunks or until time is up.
Leader: "If there are no more clunks, let's get the gist.
Once students are able to execute the strategies, they engage in small group reading and play one of four roles: leader, clunk expert, gist expert, and question expert.
When you find a clunk, or a word you don't understand, stop and try to figure it out.
The students shared their specific achievement which may have been a clunk that they had identified, a concept map they had constructed, new information they had discovered or new vocabulary they had developed.
Re-read the sentence with the clunk and the sentence before or after it, looking for clues