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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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Caffeine, sleep deprivation and stress also cause dull, thudding brain pain.
It fell about 800ft after making "an odd, thudding noise" and landed upside down.
The Nordic duo started their show with that song, which, despite a thudding bass backing, retained much of its simplistic beauty.
But a substantial portion of this work is a thudding recitation of facts, long on hindsight and short on insight, with conclusions that too often offer little more than a firm grasp of the obvious.
The cyclical, earthshaking thudding of the Tumble Room hardly allows for that.
Affleck (whose thudding performance in ``Phantoms'' suggests he is reading his dialogue for the first time, directly from cue cards) plays the local sheriff with a gosh-oh-gee ingenuousness that makes you wonder what movie he thinks he's in.
Austin, 28, from Cincinnati, survived a surprising flash knockdown in the Aguila fight before turning on the firepower and pelting the challenger with thudding combinations.