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WHACK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does whack mean? 

WHACK (noun)
  The noun WHACK has 2 senses:

1. the sound made by a sharp swift blow
2. the act of hitting vigorously

  Familiarity information: WHACK used as a noun is rare.


WHACK (verb)
  The verb WHACK has 1 sense:

1. hit hard

  Familiarity information: WHACK used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WHACK (noun)


Sense 1whack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The sound made by a sharp swift blow

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("whack" is a kind of...):

sound (the sudden occurrence of an audible event)


Sense 2whack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of hitting vigorously

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

whang; whack; knock; belt; rap

Context example:

he gave the table a whack

Hypernyms ("whack" is a kind of...):

blow (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon)


WHACK (verb)


Sense 1whack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hit hard

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

wallop; whack; wham; whop

Context example:

The teacher whacked the boy

Hypernyms (to "whack" is one way to...):

hit (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The fighter managed to whack his opponent


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