thwack

  • 1 thwack´er — thwack «thwak», verb, noun. –v.t. to strike vigorously with a stick or something flat; whack: »Take all my cushions down and thwack them soundly (Thomas Middleton). –n. a sharp blow with a stick or something flat; whack: »The man…with his open… …

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  • 2 Thwack — Thwack, n. A heavy blow with something flat or heavy; a thump. [1913 Webster] With many a stiff thwack, many a bang, Hard crab tree and old iron rang. Hudibras. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 Thwack — (thw[a^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thwacked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thwacking}.] [Cf. OE. thakken to stroke, AS. [thorn]accian, E. whack.] 1. To strike with something flat or heavy; to bang, or thrash: to thump. A distant thwacking sound. W. Irving.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 thwack — [θwæk] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: From the sound] a short loud sound like something hitting a hard surface >thwack v [T] …

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  • 5 thwack — (v.) to hit hard with a stick, 1520s, of echoic origin. Related: Thwacked; thwacking. The noun is recorded from 1580s …

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  • 6 thwack — ► VERB ▪ strike forcefully with a sharp blow. ► NOUN ▪ a sharp blow. ORIGIN imitative …

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  • 7 thwack — [thwak] vt. [prob. echoic] to strike with something flat; whack n. a blow with something flat …

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  • 8 thwack — thwack1 [ θwæk ] noun singular a short loud sound like something flat hitting a surface hard thwack thwack 2 [ θwæk ] verb transitive INFORMAL to hit someone or something with a thwack …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 thwack — [[t]θwæ̱k[/t]] thwacks N COUNT; SOUND A thwack is a sound made when two solid objects hit each other hard. I listened to the thwack of the metal balls... Then the woodcutter let his axe fly Thwack! Everyone heard it …

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  • 10 thwack — be·thwack; thwack·er; thwack; …

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  • 11 thwack — I UK [θwæk] / US noun [singular] a short loud sound like something flat hitting a surface hard II UK [θwæk] / US verb [transitive] Word forms thwack : present tense I/you/we/they thwack he/she/it thwacks present participle thwacking past tense… …

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  • 12 thwack — 1. noun the plastic ruler made a loud thwack on the desk Syn: slap, whack, smack, wallop 2. verb See thump 1. 1) …

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  • 13 thwack — [[t]θwæk[/t]] v. t. 1) to strike or beat vigorously with something flat; whack 2) a sharp blow with something flat • Etymology: 1520–30; imit. thwack′er, n …

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  • 14 thwack — I. transitive verb Etymology: imitative Date: circa 1530 to strike with or as if with something flat or heavy ; whack II. noun Date: 1587 a heavy blow ; whack; also the sound of or as if of such a blow …

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  • 15 thwack — thwacker, n. /thwak/, v.t. 1. to strike or beat vigorously with something flat; whack. n. 2. a sharp blow with something flat. [1520 30; imit.] * * * …

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  • 16 thwack — 1. noun /θwæk/ a) The act of thwacking; a strike or blow, especially with a flat implement. b) To strike with a wet, slapping sound. 2. verb /θwæk/ a) To …

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  • 17 thwack — Synonyms and related words: bang, bash, bat, beating, belt, biff, blow, bonk, bop, bump, burst, bust, chop, clap, clash, clip, clobber, clout, clump, coldcock, crack, crash, crump, cut, dash, deal, deal a blow, deck, dig, dint, drub, drubbing,… …

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  • 18 thwack — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. whack, thump, hit; see blow 1 . v. Syn. whack, thrash, thump; see hit 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To deliver a powerful blow to suddenly and sharply: bash, catch, clout, hit, knock, pop1, slam, slog, slug3, smash,… …

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  • 19 thwack — θwæk n. whack, blow, strike, slap v. strike, punch …

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  • 20 thwack — verb strike forcefully with a sharp blow. noun a sharp blow. Origin ME: imitative …

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