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  • n  a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
  • v  make a dull sound
    the knocker thudded against the front door
  • v  strike with a dull sound
    Bullets were thudding against the wall
  • v  make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants

  • Sank back in my bed and that dull thud, thud in the head overtook me, the thud of wondering, imagining and trying not to wonder and imaginethe thud that has gone on .
  • Molly appears at another window as the man jumps but lands with a thud because the men with the canvas have moved a few feet to save Molly.
  • The camcorder shakes as it films the thud of thick .
News & Articles

  • Irish: Good, bad, ugly from 'Bama blowout
    That resounding thud you heard Monday night was reality setting in for millions of Notre Dame fans.
    June 12, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • Filing marks end of Carbon Motors
    Carbon Motors promised to re-energize Connersville’s flagging manufacturing industry. That hope ended with a thud after Carbon Motors filed for Chapter 7 liquidation in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, marking the collapse of a company that once attracted high hopes and investors …
    June 12, 2013 - FOX 59 Indianapolis
  • Insight: Murder trial of Italian marines in India navigates murky waters
    By Annie Banerji and D. Jose NEW DELHI/KANYAKUMARI (Reuters) - The thud of bullets smacking into his wooden fishing boat jolted captain John Freddy out of his afternoon nap. He saw one of his crew slumped dead over the helm and then, seconds later, another shot in the chest. The man cried out for his mother before falling dead on the deck, Freddy would later tell Indian police. ...
    June 9, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Dan Lungren in FOXNews
    This thing ended with a thud,Lungren said of the hearing.
  • Heath Black in The Australian
    From there she got volatile and then, from out of the blue, I heard this thud on the ground. As I turned it was Mark's head hitting the ground. It was unprovoked ...... cowardly, a king hit at best,Black told Perth radio.
  • Mark Richt in Dawg Post
    Trend of toning down practice, it started in two-a-days, it started in camp,Richt said. "In our second of the three scrimmages, when I decided to go thud (instead of full tackle) because of all the injuries, that's just not how we practice...

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