whack

  • 1 whack — [hwak, wak] vt., vi. [echoic] 1. to strike or slap with a sharp, resounding blow ☆ 2. Slang to murder (a person), often, specif., for pay n. 1. a sharp, resounding blow 2. the sound of this at a whack or at one whack Informal at one …

    English World dictionary

  • 2 whack — informal ► VERB 1) strike forcefully with a sharp blow. 2) defeat heavily. 3) place or insert roughly or carelessly. 4) N. Amer. murder. ► NOUN 1) a sharp or resounding blow. 2) a try or attempt …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 Whack — Whack, n. 1. A smart resounding blow. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 2. A portion; share; allowance. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. an attempt; as, to take a whack at it. [Colloq.] [PJC] {Out of whack}, out of order. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Whack — Whack, v. i. To strike anything with a smart blow. [1913 Webster] {To whack away}, to continue striking heavy blows; as, to whack away at a log. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Whack — Whack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whacked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whacking}.] [Cf. {Thwack}.] 1. To strike; to beat; to give a heavy or resounding blow to; to thrash; to make with whacks. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Rodsmen were whackingtheir way through… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Whack-O! — was a British sitcom TV series starring Jimmy Edwards.The series (in black and white) ran on the BBC from 1956 to 1960. Edwards took the part of Professor James Edwards M.A., the drunken, gambling, devious, cane swishing headmaster who tyrannised …

    Wikipedia

  • 7 whack|y — «HWAK ee», adjective, whack|i|er, whack|i|est. = wacky. (Cf. ↑wacky) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 whack — (v.) to strike sharply, 1719, probably of imitative origin. The noun is from 1737. The word in out of whack (1885) is perhaps the slang meaning share, just portion (1785), which may be from the notion of the blow that divides, or the rap of the… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 whack — [n1/v] hit bang, bash, bat, beat, belt, biff, box, buffet, clobber, clout, crack, cuff, ding*, lambaste*, nail, rap, slap, slug, smack, smash, sock, strike, thrash, thump, thwack*, wallop, wham*; concept 189 whack [n2] try, attempt bash, crack,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 whack — index lash (strike) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 whack — whack1 [wæk] v [T] informal [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Probably from the sound of hitting] 1.) to hit someone or something hard whack sb/sth with sth ▪ He kept whacking the dog with a stick. 2.) BrE spoken to put something somewhere whack sth… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 whack — I UK [wæk] / US / US [hwæk] verb [transitive] Word forms whack : present tense I/you/we/they whack he/she/it whacks present participle whacking past tense whacked past participle whacked informal 1) to hit someone or something with a lot of force …

    English dictionary

  • 13 whack — I n. (colloq.) blow 1) to give smb. a whack attempt 2) to take a whack at 3) to have the first whack at misc. 4) out of whack (he threw his shoulder out of whack) II v. (colloq.) (O) ( to strike ) I ll whack you one * * * [wæk] (colloq.) ( to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 whack — [[t](h)wæ̱k[/t]] whacks, whacking, whacked 1) VERB If you whack someone or something, you hit them hard. [INFORMAL] [V n] You really have to whack the ball... [V n prep] Someone whacked him on the head. N COUNT; …

    English dictionary

  • 15 whack — 1 verb (T) informal 1 to hit someone or something hard: Ow! You whacked me with your elbow! 2 spoken to put something somewhere: Just whack it under the grill for a couple of minutes. 2 noun (C) especially spoken 1 the act of hitting something… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 whack — I. /wæk / (say wak) Colloquial –verb (t) 1. to strike with a smart, resounding blow or blows. 2. to put or place, especially roughly or quickly: whack it down here; I ll just whack on a CD. –noun 3. a smart, resounding blow: a whack with her hand …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 whack — whack1 [ wæk, hwæk ] verb transitive INFORMAL 1. ) to hit someone or something with a lot of force: I whacked my knee getting out of the car. Some kids were whacking the tree with sticks. He whacked his little sister on the head with a spoon. 2.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 whack — whacker, n. /hwak, wak/, v.t. 1. to strike with a smart, resounding blow or blows. 2. Slang. to divide into or take in shares (often fol. by up): Whack the loot between us two. v.i. 3. to strike a smart, resounding blow or blows. 4. whack off, a …

    Universalium

  • 19 whack — bush·whack; bush·whack·er; whack·er; whack; whack·ing; …

    English syllables

  • 20 whack — I. verb Etymology: probably imitative of the sound of a blow Date: 1719 transitive verb 1. a. to strike with a smart or resounding blow < whack the ball > b. to cut with or as if with a whack ; chop 2 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary


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