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whack

 (wăk, hwăk)
v. whacked, whack·ing, whacks
v.tr.
1. To strike (someone or something) with a sharp blow; slap.
2. Slang To kill deliberately; murder.
v.intr.
To deal a sharp, resounding blow.
n.
1. A sharp, swift blow.
2. The sound made by a sharp, swift blow.
Phrasal Verb:
whack off Vulgar Slang
To masturbate.
Idioms:
have/take a whack at Informal
To try out; attempt.
out of whack Informal
Improperly ordered or balanced; not functioning correctly.
whacked out Slang
1. Exhausted.
2. Crazy.
3. Under the influence of a mind-altering drug.

[Probably imitative.]

whack

(wæk)
vb (tr)
1. to strike with a sharp resounding blow
2. (usually passive) informal Brit to exhaust completely
3. (tr; usually foll by in or on) informal to put something on to or into something else with force or abandon: whack on some sunscreen.
n
4. (tr) slang US to murder: if you were out of line you got whacked.
5. a sharp resounding blow or the noise made by such a blow
6. informal a share or portion
7. informal a try or attempt (esp in the phrase have a whack at)
8. out of whack informal out of order; unbalanced: the whole system is out of whack.
interj
an exclamation imitating the noise of a sharp resounding blow
[C18: perhaps a variant of thwack, ultimately of imitative origin]
ˈwhacker n

whack

(ʰwæk, wæk)

v.t.
1. to strike with a smart, resounding blow or blows.
2. to cut or chop vigorously: He whacked the vines from his path with a hunting knife.
v.i.
3. to strike a smart, resounding blow or blows.
4. whack off,
a. to cut off or separate with a blow: The cook whacked off the fish's head.
b. Vulgar Slang. to masturbate.
n.
5. a smart, resounding blow.
6. a trial or attempt: to take a whack at a job.
7. a portion or share.
Idioms:
out of whack, out of order or alignment; not in proper condition.
[1710–20; orig. dial., Scots form of thwack; compare whang2, whittle]
whack′er, n.

Whack

 a portion or share.
Examples: whack of booty, 1785; of gold, 1790; of prize money, 1805; of the spoils; of troubles.

whack


Past participle: whacked
Gerund: whacking

Imperative
whack
whack
Present
I whack
you whack
he/she/it whacks
we whack
you whack
they whack
Preterite
I whacked
you whacked
he/she/it whacked
we whacked
you whacked
they whacked
Present Continuous
I am whacking
you are whacking
he/she/it is whacking
we are whacking
you are whacking
they are whacking
Present Perfect
I have whacked
you have whacked
he/she/it has whacked
we have whacked
you have whacked
they have whacked
Past Continuous
I was whacking
you were whacking
he/she/it was whacking
we were whacking
you were whacking
they were whacking
Past Perfect
I had whacked
you had whacked
he/she/it had whacked
we had whacked
you had whacked
they had whacked
Future
I will whack
you will whack
he/she/it will whack
we will whack
you will whack
they will whack
Future Perfect
I will have whacked
you will have whacked
he/she/it will have whacked
we will have whacked
you will have whacked
they will have whacked
Future Continuous
I will be whacking
you will be whacking
he/she/it will be whacking
we will be whacking
you will be whacking
they will be whacking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been whacking
you have been whacking
he/she/it has been whacking
we have been whacking
you have been whacking
they have been whacking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been whacking
you will have been whacking
he/she/it will have been whacking
we will have been whacking
you will have been whacking
they will have been whacking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been whacking
you had been whacking
he/she/it had been whacking
we had been whacking
you had been whacking
they had been whacking
Conditional
I would whack
you would whack
he/she/it would whack
we would whack
you would whack
they would whack
Past Conditional
I would have whacked
you would have whacked
he/she/it would have whacked
we would have whacked
you would have whacked
they would have whacked

whack

A forward slash (/) character.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whack - the sound made by a sharp swift blow
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
2.whack - the act of hitting vigorouslywhack - the act of hitting vigorously; "he gave the table a whack"
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
Verb1.whack - hit hardwhack - hit hard; "The teacher whacked the boy"
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"

whack

verb
1. strike, hit, beat, box, belt (informal), deck (slang), bang, rap, slap, bash (informal), sock (slang), chin (slang), smack, thrash, thump, buffet, clout (informal), slug, cuff, swipe, clobber (slang), wallop (informal), thwack, lambast(e), lay one on (slang) Someone whacked him on the head with a baseball bat.
noun
1. blow, hit, box, stroke, belt (informal), bang, rap, slap, bash (informal), sock (slang), smack, thump, buffet, clout (informal), slug, cuff, swipe, wallop (informal), wham, thwack He gave the donkey a whack across the back with a stick.
2. (Informal) share, part, cut (informal), bit, portion, quota, allotment I pay a sizeable whack of capital gains tax.
3. (Informal) attempt, go (informal), try, turn, shot (informal), crack (informal), stab (informal), bash (informal) Let me have a whack at trying to fix the car.

whack

verb
1. To deliver a powerful blow to suddenly and sharply:
Informal: biff, bop, clip, wallop.
Slang: belt, conk, paste.
Idioms: let someone have it, sock it to someone.
2. To hit with a quick, sharp blow of the hand:
Informal: clip, spat.
3. To strike, set down, or close in such a way as to make a loud noise:
noun
1. A sudden sharp, powerful stroke:
Informal: bash, biff, bop, clip, wallop.
Slang: belt, conk, paste.
2. A quick, sharp blow, especially with the hand:
Informal: clip, spat.
3. Informal. A brief trial:
Informal: fling, shot, whirl.
Translations
ضَرْبَةٌ شَديدَهيَضرِبُ بِشِدَّه
lussingsmække
elnadrágol
skellur, höggslá svo smelli í
uždrožti
belziensbelztblieziensiebelztievilkt
küt/pat diye vuruşküt/pat vurmak

whack

[wæk]
A. N
1. (= blow) → golpe m fuerte, porrazo m
to give sb a whackdar un golpe fuerte or un porrazo a algn
to give sth a whackgolpear algo ruidosamente
2. (= attempt) to have a whack at sthintentar algo, probar algo
let's have a whack (at it)probemos, intentemos
3. (= share) → parte f, porción f
you'll get your whackrecibirás tu parte
4. the car does 200kph top whacka toda máquina, el coche alcanza una velocidad de 200km/h
5. out of whack (US) → fastidiado
B. EXCL whack!¡zas!
C. VT
1. (= beat) → golpear, aporrear; (= defeat) → dar una paliza a
he whacked me with a caneme dio con una palmeta
2. (fig) the problem has me whackedel problema me trae perplejo
we've got the problem whacked at lastpor fin hemos resuelto el problema

whack

hwæk] vtdonner un grand coup à

whack

n
(inf: = blow) → (knallender) Schlag; to give somebody a whackjdm einen Schlag versetzen; to give something a whackauf etw (acc)schlagen
(esp Brit inf: = attempt) → Versuch m; to have a whack at something/at doing somethingetw probieren or versuchen, sich an etw (dat)versuchen; I’ll have a whack at itich will mich mal (d)ranwagen
(esp Brit inf: = share) → (An)teil m; we’re offering £50,000, top whackwir bieten höchstens or maximal £ 50.000; he’s earning the top whacker bekommt das Spitzengehalt
vt
(inf: = hit) → schlagen, hauen (inf)
(inf: = defeat) → (haushoch) schlagen
(inf: = exhaust) → erschlagen (inf)

whack

[wæk]
1. n
a. (blow) → (forte) colpo
b. (fam) (attempt) to have a whack at sth/at doing sthprovare qc/a fare qc, tentare qc/di fare qc
c. (fam) (share) → parte f, fetta
2. vt (person) → dare un ceffone a; (ball) → colpire con forza (fam) (defeat) → dare una batosta a

whack

(wӕk) verb
to strike smartly, making a loud sound. His father whacked him for misbehaving.
noun
a blow. His father gave him a whack across the ear.
References in classic literature ?
One of them took shelter behind the bar, where a policeman cornered him and proceeded to whack him over the back and shoulders, until he lay down and gave a chance at his head.
When I'd read about a half a minute, he fetched the book a whack with his hand and knocked it across the house.
Again and again and again she struck, and each time her head came with a whack on the matting of the veranda and she gathered herself together like a watch spring.
He flew through the air bodily, and I heard the whack of him as he flung himself at Stanley, knocking the little man clean over.
Life can whack me about now, and it can't leave a mark.
One of our specialities is children's toys, but we haven't picked a real winner for years, and my father when I last saw him seemed so distressed about it that I said I'd see if I couldn't whack out an idea for something.
My head struck the hard pavement with a resounding whack, and to that alone I owe my life, for it cleared my brain and the pain roused my temper, so that I was equal for the moment to tearing my enemy to pieces with my bare hands, and I verily believe that I should have attempted it had not my right hand, in the act of raising my body from the ground, come in contact with a bit of cold metal.
But I've been dining out," I expostulated, "and had my whack.
The fire lay like a dying thing, close to the ground and wicked; it gave a leap of anguish at every whack of the beaters.
But what the devil Dowsett would do with his whack, was beyond him--most likely start another string of banks.
You'll get your whack, steward, if it comes out of my share," he frequently assured Daughtry at times of special kindness on the latter's part.
You had no hand in the gouging, but you took your whack out of the gouge.