Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A forceful, resounding blow.
  • noun The sound of such a blow.
  • intransitive verb To strike or crash into with resounding impact.
  • intransitive verb To collide or strike with great force.
  • interjection Used to indicate the sound of a forceful blow or collision.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a forceful blow
  • noun the sound of such a blow; a thud
  • verb to strike or smash (into) something with great force or impact

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  • verb hit hard

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Imitative.]

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