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

     

    whack

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    verb
    BrE BrE//wæk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wæk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they whack
    BrE BrE//wæk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wæk//
     
    he / she / it whacks
    BrE BrE//wæks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wæks//
     
    past simple whacked
    BrE BrE//wækt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wækt//
     
    past participle whacked
    BrE BrE//wækt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wækt//
     
    -ing form whacking
    BrE BrE//ˈwækɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwækɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1whack somebody/something (informal) to hit somebody/something very hard She whacked him with her handbag. James whacked the ball over the net.
  2. 2whack something + adv./prep. (informal) to put something somewhere without much care Just whack your bags in the corner.
  3. 3whack somebody (North American English, slang) to murder somebody
  4. Word Origin early 18th cent.: imitative, or perhaps an alteration of thwack.Extra examples He whacked the ball back over the net. She whacked him around the head. Some of the teachers used to whack the boys with a slipper.
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