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Walk with a heavy tread:‘she clomped down the steps’
plod, tramp, drag oneself, walk heavily, walk slowly, plough, slog, footslog, toil, trek, clump, clomp, lumberView synonyms
- ‘The familiar round-shaped lunch-lady, Theresa, clomped into the kitchen.’
- ‘His snakeskin boots clomped against the thin, greasy carpet, rattling with each footfall from the spurs at his ankles.’
- ‘I heard someone walk into the stable, boots clomping.’
- ‘He clomped into the kitchen and opened the dishwasher.’
- ‘And, just as Raven had foreseen, the Leviathan rushed forward, its hooves clomping down upon the stone flagstones.’
- ‘The centaur-like beast stepped forward, its skillet-sized hooves clomping on the wooden floor.’
- ‘Instead, before we had time to think about it, we had Sean Connery and the entire cast of Brigadoon clomping down Fifth Avenue in kilts.’
- ‘Picking up my backpack I clomped down the stairs and was surprised by my brother dressed up and holding the car keys.’
- ‘No sooner had he disappeared than her mother clomped down the steps, with a small stack of floral cotton bed linens.’
- ‘Mandella followed, clomping after her in chunky, two inch soled shoes.’
- ‘He turns and leaves the room, his shoes clomping against the floor.’
- ‘When soaking, bedraggled hikers clomped into Tuku at about 6am, an old woman manning a hot noodle stand, was appalled.’
- ‘The horses' hooves clomped on the cobbled pathways in a heavy rhythm, never breaking a beat.’
- ‘On his arm was the bag of sugar and the horse walked toward him, his big hooves clomping on the stable floor.’
- ‘Yells came from inside the house and footsteps clomped up to the door.’
- ‘Horses clomped out a steady pace up front, neighing every now and then to show their displeasure at being harnessed.’
- ‘James stood up and clomped angrily out of the church.’
- ‘I wonder what they would say if they knew I dug my combat boots out of my closet and clomped around the house in them all weekend.’
- ‘So he unstuck his boots from the mud and clomped over to a tree, where he sat with his cloak wrapped around him.’
- ‘Hank came into the house without knocking, and came clomping down the steps.’
[in singular] The sound of a heavy tread:‘the clomp of booted feet’
bang, sharp noise, crack, boom, clang, peal, clap, pop, snap, knock, tap, slam, thud, thump, clunk, clonk, clash, crash, smash, smackView synonyms
- ‘The teeter-tottering xylophone clomps that used to announce his presence rarely make an appearance without beams of popping noisemakers in tow.’
- ‘And the steady clomp of the horse's hooves must be ringing in their ears.’
- ‘As soon as I heard the clomp of combat boots behind me I knew I was in deep trouble.’
- ‘She wasn't sure when he was going to stop talking, though he did when he heard the clomp of his father's boots going down the hall.’
- ‘To that end, the game features distinctive sounds for each weapon, along with other ambient noises, such as the crunch of snow or the clomp of boots.’
- ‘Softer, padded sounds rise from thick grass, while harder, echoing clomps bounce from stone or wooden floors.’
- ‘The girls descended the stairs in a series of clicks and loud unladylike clomps.’
- ‘As Aaron drew close enough to hear the clomp of the man's boots, his fangs began to extend.’
- ‘My timing was good as we now heard the familiar clomp of boots signaling food delivery time.’
Early 19th century: imitative; compare with clump.
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