American English

Definition of smack verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they smack
    he / she / it smacks
    past simple smacked
    -ing form smacking
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  1. 1[transitive] smack somebody/something to hit someone with your open hand, especially as a punishment I think it's wrong to smack children. Do that again and you'll get your backside smacked. compare spank
  2. 2[transitive] smack something + adv./prep. to put something somewhere with a lot of force so that it makes a loud noise synonym bang She smacked her hand down onto the table. He smacked a fist into the palm of his hand.
  3. 3[intransitive] + adv./prep. to hit against something with a lot of force synonym crash Two players accidentally smacked into each other.
  4. Idioms
      lick/smack your lips
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    1. 1to move your tongue over your lips, especially before eating something good
    2. 2(informal) to show that you are excited about something and want it to happen soon They were licking their lips at the thought of clinching the deal.
    Phrasal Verbssmack of something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: smack