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whack in Colours & sounds topic

whackwhack2 noun [countable] especially spoken  1 CHITthe act of hitting something hard, or the noise this makes She gave the ball a whack. Singleton took a whack at (=tried to hit) Miller’s head.2 British EnglishTOTAL an amount of something(the) full whack If you’re unemployed, you don’t have to pay the full whack (=the full amount). There’s still a fair whack (=quite a large amount) of work to be done. These agencies charge top whack for tickets.3 do your whack (of something)4 have a whack at something5 in one whack6 out of whack
Examples from the Corpus
whackShe gave my hand a whack with a ruler.To be sure, my historical mentors in this race also took a whack at my Catholic heritage.He got a bruising whack in his right eye - the one he uses to peer through his telescope at the stars.This is 180 degrees out of whack.In the fourth round of the Catalonia Open, the elements threw all our figuring out of whack.From outside came another quick whack of the mallet.Soon the whole valley was resounding with the same thud, thud, whack, from every rooftop in the village.You are expected to pay your whack to benefit society at large.gave ... a whackUpon learning of this daily miracle, a curious neighbor gave the fish a whack.(the) full whackAt full whack, I would guess that the Rivera exhibits some very unsociable tendencies indeed.