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whack

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwhackwhack1 /wΓ¦k/ verb [transitive] informal πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 HITto hit someone or something hardwhack somebody/something with something πŸ”Š He kept whacking the dog with a stick.β–Ί see thesaurus at hit2 British English spokenPUT to put something somewherewhack something in/on/under etc something πŸ”Š Just whack the bacon under the grill for a couple of minutes.β†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
whackβ€’ If he said anything like that to me, I'd whack him!β€’ The Georgia man whacked his fist on the bar.β€’ He whacked his pants leg with the dowel.β€’ I go down like I was whacked in the face with a shovel.β€’ Or a guard will put a bucket on your head and whack it with a truncheon.β€’ Steve has not been the same man since he whacked Saskia with an ashtray and buried her body in Epping Forest.β€’ Like Chrissie Evert executing an effortless backhand crosscourt volley at Wimbledon, Perdita shot forward and whacked the ball home.β€’ Buckley whacked the ball into left field.β€’ Paul was a distant puppet, jerking and leaping and throwing back his arms and whacking the bomb repeatedly on the side.β€’ Apparently someone whacked the side of my car with their door.β€’ With a series of lame and recycled bits, this spring tryout comedy whacks us over the head with every joke.
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whackwhack2 noun [countable] especially spoken πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 CHITthe act of hitting something hard, or the noise this makes πŸ”Š She gave the ball a whack. πŸ”Š Singleton took a whack at (=tried to hit) Miller’s head.2 British EnglishTOTAL an amount of something(the) full whack πŸ”Š If you’re unemployed, you don’t have to pay the full whack (=the full amount). πŸ”Š There’s still a fair whack (=quite a large amount) of work to be done. πŸ”Š These agencies charge top whack for tickets.3 β†’ do your whack (of something)4 β†’ have a whack at something5 β†’ in one whack6 β†’ out of whack
Examples from the Corpus
whackβ€’ She gave my hand a whack with a ruler.β€’ To be sure, my historical mentors in this race also took a whack at my Catholic heritage.β€’ He got a bruising whack in his right eye - the one he uses to peer through his telescope at the stars.β€’ This is 180 degrees out of whack.β€’ In the fourth round of the Catalonia Open, the elements threw all our figuring out of whack.β€’ From outside came another quick whack of the mallet.β€’ Soon the whole valley was resounding with the same thud, thud, whack, from every rooftop in the village.β€’ You are expected to pay your whack to benefit society at large.gave ... a whackβ€’ Upon learning of this daily miracle, a curious neighbor gave the fish a whack.(the) full whackβ€’ At full whack, I would guess that the Rivera exhibits some very unsociable tendencies indeed.
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Verb table
whack
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywhack
he, she, itwhacks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywhacked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave whacked
he, she, ithas whacked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad whacked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill whack
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have whacked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam whacking
he, she, itis whacking
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you, we, theyare whacking
Past
I, he, she, itwas whacking
you, we, theywere whacking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been whacking
he, she, ithas been whacking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been whacking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be whacking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been whacking
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