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out of whack

Definition of out of whack

US informal

  1. :  not working properly :  not in good condition <The garage door is still out of whack.> <He threw his knee out of whack.> <Their priorities are (all) out of whack. They do not understand what things are actually important.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

whackplay
  1. :  to strike with a smart or resounding blow

    :  to cut with or as if with a whack :  chop

    :  to get the better of :  defeat

  1. :  a smart or resounding blow

    :  the sound of or as if of such a blow

    :  a critical attack


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