Definition of whump in English:

whump

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Pronunciation: /wʌmp
 
, wʊmp
 
/

noun

A dull or muffled thudding sound: the whump of a distant explosion
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  • A muffled whump sounded and a streak left the launcher and struck the target.
  • This was followed by a loud crash, a bang, a muffled whump, and then a blood-curdling scream that echoed around the waterfront before dying off into a pathetic moan and silence.
  • One touch to the ground and Scarback beats his wings with a muffled whump and soars high, perhaps five feet into the air, as his opponent rises to meet him.

verb

[no object, with adverbial] Back to top  
1Make a whump: he pitched a snowball that whumped into the car
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  • You hear both main tires pop as you whump to the ground short of the runway.
1.1 [with object] Strike (something) heavily with a whump: she began whumping him on his lower back
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  • The kick on the third shot sent me stumbling back a step and I fell against the wooden railing, felt it give, and then before I had time to catch on, something big and hard and solid whumped the wind right out of me.

Origin

late 19th century: imitative.

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