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spank·ing

 (spăng′kĭng)
adj.
1. Informal Exceptional of its kind; remarkable.
2. Swift and vigorous: a spanking pace.
3. Brisk and fresh: a spanking breeze.
adv.
Used as an intensive: a spanking clean shirt.
n.
A number of slaps on the buttocks delivered in rapid succession, as for punishment.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

spank′ing·ly adv.
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spanking

(ˈspæŋkɪŋ)
n
a series of spanks, esp on the buttocks, usually as a punishment for children

spanking

(ˈspæŋkɪŋ)
adj (prenominal)
1. informal outstandingly fine, smart, large, etc
2. quick and energetic; lively
3. (esp of a breeze) fresh and brisk
[C17: of uncertain origin. Compare Danish spanke to strut]
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spank•ing

(ˈspæŋ kɪŋ)

adj.
1. moving rapidly and smartly.
2. quick and vigorous: a spanking pace.
3. blowing briskly: a spanking breeze.
4. unusually fine, great, large, etc.; remarkable; striking.
adv.
5. extremely or strikingly; very: spanking clean.
[1660–70; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Dan, Norwegian spanke, Swedish spånka to strut]
spank′ing•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spanking - the act of slapping on the buttocksspanking - the act of slapping on the buttocks; "he gave the brat a good spanking"
discipline, correction - the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
Adj.1.spanking - quick and energeticspanking - quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"
energetic - possessing or exerting or displaying energy; "an energetic fund raiser for the college"; "an energetic group of hikers"; "it caused an energetic chemical reaction"
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spanking

noun
1. smacking, hiding (informal), whacking, slapping, walloping (informal) Andrea gave her son a sound spanking.
adjective
1. (Informal) smart, brand-new, fine, gleaming a spanking new car
2. fast, quick, brisk, lively, smart, vigorous, energetic, snappy The film moves along at a spanking pace.
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Translations
výprask
pugfrapado
elfenekelés
尻叩き
곤장
กาน ดตเ กโน ปเุะ ฬโง ตโหต

spanking

[ˈspæŋkɪŋ]
A. Nzurra f
to give sb a spankingzurrar a algn
B. ADJ [pace] → rápido; [breeze] → fuerte
C. ADV (o.f.) in his spanking new uniform/carcon su nuevo y flamante uniforme/coche
the kitchen was spanking cleanla cocina estaba reluciente
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spanking

[ˈspæŋkɪŋ]
nfessée f
to give sb a spanking → donner une fessée à qn
adv [new] → flambant
a spanking new Mercedes → une Mercedes flambant neuve
spanking clean → d'une propreté éclatante
spanking white → d'une blancheur éclatante
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spanking

nTracht fPrügel; to give somebody a spankingjdm eine Tracht Prügel verpassen, jdm den Hintern versohlen
adj
(= brisk) pacescharf, schnell; at a spanking pacein schnellem Tempo
(= splendid) in spanking conditionin hervorragendem Zustand
adv (dated inf: = exceedingly) spanking newfunkelnagelneu; spanking cleanblitzsauber
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spanking

[ˈspæŋkɪŋ]
1. nsculacciata
2. adj
a. (breeze) → frizzante; (pace) → svelto/a
b. (fam) (very) a spanking new caruna macchina nuova di zecca
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