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bump, thump
bump (BUMP) (verb)
To strike against something with force: If that truck does not slow down, it will bump over the STOP sign.
thump (THUMP) (verb)
To hit or to knock with something heavy: The guests were frightened when they heard the resident ghost thump on the stairs going up to the attic.

When the maid dropped the bundle of laundry, we could hear it bump and thump down the stairs.

(Greek: pemphix, "blister"; blistering skin diseases or a swelling of the skin that contains watery fluid and is caused by burning or irritation; a bump or small swelling on or beneath the skin)
Word Entries at Get Words containing the term: “bump
fist bump, fist-bump, fist pound (s) (noun), fist bumps, fist-bumps, fist pounds (pl)
A gesture similar in meaning to a "handshake" or a "high five": A fist bump may indicate a symbol of giving respect, congratulations, or greetings instead of shaking hands.

On June 3, 2008, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama fist bumped during a televised presidential campaign speech in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the gesture became known as "the fist bump heard 'round the world'."

—Compiled from information located in
"The Fist Couple: Giving a Big Bump to Authenticity"
by Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts;
The Washington Post ; June 5, 2008.
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