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thud against (someone or something)

To collide with someone or something and cause a dull, heavy sound as a result of the impact. The boy went running around the corner and thudded against the principal. I slammed on the brakes of my bike, but I still thudded against the side of the van that had cut me off.
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thud into (someone or something)

To collide with someone or something and cause a dull, heavy sound as a result of the impact. The boy went running around the corner and thudded into the principal. I slammed on the brakes of my bike, but I still thudded into the side of the van that had cut me off.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

thud against someone or something

to thump against someone or something, making a dull noise on impact. The pumpkin thudded against Jerry, breaking open and messing up his clothes. The ball thudded against the wall and bounced back.
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thud into someone or something

to bump into someone or something, making a dull noise on impact. The door blew open and thudded into Marie, giving her a bump on the knee. The ball thudded into the side of the house.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Nordic duo started their show with that song, which, despite a thudding bass backing, retained much of its simplistic beauty.
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A slow, heavy beat rose from behind the line of long shields, batons thudding on Perspex, daring the miners to come down.
(In the interests of health and safety, please refrain from thudding forehead off nearest hard surface).
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She twisted limbs against torso, tying herself in knots before thudding to the ground.
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