Share this entry
British English: /θʌmp/
American English: /θəmp/

Translation of thump in French:


  • 1 (blow) to give somebody a thump
    donner un (grand) coup de poing à quelqu'un (in dans)
  • 2 (sound)
    bruit (m) sourd
    thump!—the body hit the floor
    boum! le corps est tombé par terre

transitive verb

  • donner un coup de poing à (person)
    donner un coup de poing sur (table)
    he thumped the ball into the net
    il a envoyé le ballon dans le filet de toutes ses forces
    to thump somebody in the jaw/stomach
    envoyer un coup dans la mâchoire/l'estomac de quelqu'un
    do that again and I'll thump you!
    ne recommence pas ou je te frappe!

intransitive verb

  • 1 (pound)
    battre violemment
    (music, rhythm)
    my head is thumping
    j'ai la tête qui m'élance
    to thump on
    marteler (door, piano, floor)
  • 2 (clump) to thump upstairs/along the landing
    monter l'escalier/marcher dans le couloir à pas lourds

Phrasal verbs

thump out

thump out [something]
marteler (tune, rhythm)
Definition of thump in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources