- 1[intransitive, transitive] thud (something) + adv./prep. to fall or hit something with a low, dull sound His arrow thudded into the target. We heard him thudding up the stairs.
- 2[intransitive] (literary) (especially of the heart) to beat strongly She felt her heart thud wildly with fear.
NAmE//θʌd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they thud
he / she / it thuds
past simple thudded
-ing form thudding