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WHANG

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does whang mean? 

WHANG (noun)
  The noun WHANG has 1 sense:

1. the act of hitting vigorously

  Familiarity information: WHANG used as a noun is very rare.


WHANG (verb)
  The verb WHANG has 3 senses:

1. beat with force
2. propel or hit with force
3. attack forcefully

  Familiarity information: WHANG used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


WHANG (noun)


Sense 1whang [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 ("whang" is a kind of...):

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


WHANG (verb)


Sense 1whang [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Beat with force

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

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

beat (hit repeatedly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The fighter managed to whang his opponent


Sense 2whang [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Propel or hit with force

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

whang the ball

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

hit (cause to move by striking)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3whang [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attack forcefully

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

whang away at the school reform plan

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

assail; assault; attack; lash out; round; snipe (attack in speech or writing)

Sentence frames:

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


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