Definition of 'thumping'
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The motion was passed with a thumping majority.PHYLLOXERA: How Wine was Saved for the World (2004) The Sun (2012) The Sun (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2013) The Sun (2010) The Sun (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The Labour leadership contest looks less likely to take place against a background of a thumping great defeat.Times, Sunday Times (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2006) The Sun (2010) The Sun (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Chesterfield's thumping victory was under way after just 16 minutes.The Sun (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2011) The Sun (2011)
The centre-back powered in a thumping header with 14 minutes left.The Sun (2015)
The Cameroon striker got the first goal after just four minutes with a thumping header that rattled the bottom of the crossbar before landing in the net.The Sun (2014)
Compared with a baby these are great big thumping confident creatures: they can talk and tell their parents what they don't like.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Government has made a rod for its own back, for if any party could have changed things it was this one, with a thumping majority.The Sun (2010)
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