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Definition of thud verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they thud
    he / she / it thuds
    past simple thudded
    -ing form thudding
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  1. 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. 2[intransitive] (literary) (especially of the heart) to beat strongly She felt her heart thud wildly with fear.
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