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Noun
The act by which somebody is smacked
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“It's hard to imagine how a drunk bully of a father is likely to remember a law that bans smacking.”
Adjective
Striking
Verb
Present participle for to hit or strike, often with one's hand
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“A smile spreads across his face, and I smack him on the shoulder again.”
Verb
Present participle for to collide or crash forcefully into something, especially loudly
“The intruder shot across the floor in a straight horizontal line to smack against a pillar in a bone-crushing impact.”
Verb
(smack of) Present participle for to resemble or imply (a hint of) something
“Indeed, the same phrases and metaphors, which, when found in an established author will smack of elegance, and when found in an author who is not established will smack of uncouthness.”
Verb
Present participle for to give the impression of being or having a negative quality or characteristic
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Present participle for kiss
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Present participle for to push or force (someone or something) violently and suddenly into a particular physical position or state
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Present participle for to make a sudden, sharp noise, or succession of noises
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Present participle for to splatter a substance over
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Present participle for to resemble or have a specified flavor of (something)
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Present participle for to flow in a stream
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