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thump on (someone or something)

To beat or pound on someone or something with force. The two brothers thump on each other all the time, but they're really very close. The manager thumped on the table to bring some order to the meeting.
See also: on, thump

thump on someone or something

to pound on someone or something. Tim was angry with Roger and thumped on him a little, but decided to forgive him. Andy thumped on the bass drum for an hour.
See also: on, thump

thump something down

to throw something down so it makes a pounding noise. Nancy thumped the parcel down and caught her breath. She thumped down the parcel.
See also: down, thump

thump something out (on the piano)

to pound out music on a piano. Joel thumped a happy tune out on the piano. He thumped out a well-known tune.
See also: out, thump
References in classic literature ?
Miss Wilson can't help hearing when you come down with a thump like that.
Suddenly there was a dull thump on the ground: a couple had fallen, and lay in a mixed heap.
The stationer's heart begins to thump heavily, for his old apprehensions have never abated.
he added jocosely, giving Winterbourne a thump on the knee.
His heart gave a great thump against his ribs, and he felt the blood rushing to his cheeks.
When I saw Alec my heart gave a great thump and I thought, `He might be the right one.
Baggs looked at it--lost in an instant some of the fine color plentifully diffused over her face by sleep and spirits--sat down in the nearest chair with a thump that seemed to threaten the very foundations of Number Two, Zion Place--and stared me hard in the face; the most speechless and helpless elderly female I ever beheld.
Out on the blue sea, the distant splash of the paddles, the distant thump of the engines, told from time to time of the passage of steamers, entering or leaving the strait between the island and the mainland.
When he had travelled a few minutes it would begin a remorseless thump, thump, thump, and then leap up and away in a painful flutter of beats that choked him and made him go faint and dizzy.
Outside, the hum of voices, the laughter of girls, the thump of the croquet-mallet against the ball.
One had her form under my house all winter, separated from me only by the flooring, and she startled me each morning by her hasty departure when I began to stir -- thump, thump, thump, striking her head against the floor timbers in her hurry.
I hear her footstep, thump, thump, thump, along the gravel-walk
With a great thump on the table, Poirot demolished his carefully built up edifice.
With a precipitated sound of trampling and shuffling of bare feet, and with guttural cries, the mound of writhing bodies piled up to port detached itself from the ship's side and sliding, inert and struggling, shifted to starboard, with a dull, brutal thump.
In this state of indecision, obviously the first thing to be done, was to thump the boy for finding Mr.