Definition of wallop verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    wallop

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈwɒləp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːləp//
     
    (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wallop
    BrE BrE//ˈwɒləp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːləp//
     
    he / she / it wallops
    BrE BrE//ˈwɒləps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːləps//
     
    past simple walloped
    BrE BrE//ˈwɒləpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːləpt//
     
    past participle walloped
    BrE BrE//ˈwɒləpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːləpt//
     
    -ing form walloping
    BrE BrE//ˈwɒləpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːləpɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1wallop somebody/something to hit somebody/something very hard synonym thump My father used to wallop me if I told lies.
  2. 2wallop somebody/something to defeat somebody completely in a contest, match, etc. synonym thrash We walloped them 6–0.
  3. Word Origin Middle English (as a noun denoting a horse's gallop): from Old Northern French walop (noun), waloper (verb), perhaps from a Germanic phrase meaning ‘run well’, from the bases of the adverb well and leap. Compare with gallop. From ‘gallop’ the senses ‘bubbling noise of a boiling liquid’ and then ‘sound of a clumsy movement’ arose, leading to the current senses.
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