"thumps" in the noun sense
1. thump, thumping, clump, clunk, thud
a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
a heavy blow with the hand
"thumps" in the verb sense
1. beat, pound, thump
"Her heart was beating fast"
2. thud, thump
make a dull sound
"the knocker thudded against the front door"
3. thump, pound, poke
hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument
"the salesman pounded the door knocker"
"a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"
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