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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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References in classic literature ?
At last, overcome with weariness, I sat down upon a rock, but I had hardly closed my eyes when I was startled by something which fell to the ground with a thud close beside me.
An hour before dark the great walls of the atmosphere plant loomed suddenly before me, and with a sickening thud I plunged to the ground before the small door which was withholding the spark of life from the inhabitants of an entire planet.
Sheer down, screaming, seventy feet he fell, smashing to the earth with an audible thud and crunch, his body rebounding slightly and settling down again.
He was in the act of driving the gear around with his foot for the purpose of getting the opposite pedal in position, when he heard the thud of a heavy body that landed lightly and evidently on its feet.
What was most irritating was the fact that while climbing the stairs he would make loud thuds on wooden steps and floor, with his heavy leather shoes.
But instead of one thud there was a series of thuds as it bounced along the grass.
But instead of one thud, there was a series of thuds as it bounced along the grass.
He lost sight of the airplane behind trees, then heard two thuds.
After his hands-off, top-secret briefcase thuds to the ground, papers fly and an eerie photo catches her by surprise.