wallop


1wal·lop

verb \ˈwä-ləp\

: to hit (someone or something) very hard

Full Definition of WALLOP

intransitive verb
1
:  to boil noisily
2
a :  to move with reckless or disorganized haste :  advance in a headlong rush
b :  wallow, flounder
transitive verb
1
a :  to thrash soundly :  lambaste
b :  to beat by a wide margin :  trounce
2
:  to hit with force :  sock
wal·lop·er noun

Examples of WALLOP

  1. I was so angry I felt like walloping him.
  2. <walloped the branches of the pear tree with a stick in an effort to knock down some fruit>

Origin of WALLOP

Middle English walopen to gallop, from Old French (Picard dialect) waloper
First Known Use: 1579

Rhymes with WALLOP

2wallop

noun

Definition of WALLOP

1
a :  a powerful blow :  punch
b :  something resembling a wallop especially in suddenness of force
c :  the ability (as of a boxer) to hit hard
2
a :  emotional, sensory, or psychological force or influence :  impact <a novel that packs a wallop>
b :  an exciting emotional response :  thrill
3
British :  beer

Examples of WALLOP

  1. <felt the wallop of a car crashing into their front porch>
  2. <gave the ball a good wallop with the bat>

First Known Use of WALLOP

circa 1823

Rhymes with WALLOP

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