(all) in one whack

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of (all) in one whack

US, informal
: at one time : in a single amount
  • We borrowed $5,000 all in one whack.

Word by Word Definitions

all play
  1. : the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

  2. : as much as possible

  3. : every member or individual component of

  1. : wholly, quite

  2. : selected as the best (as at a sport) within an area or organization

  3. : only, exclusively

  1. : the whole number, quantity, or amount : totality

  2. used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

  3. : everybody, everything

  1. : the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

  1. : other : different : atypical

  2. : isomeric form or variety of (a specified chemical compound)

  3. : being one of a group whose members together constitute a structural unit especially of a language

whack play
  1. : to strike with a smart or resounding blow

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

  3. : to get the better of : defeat

  1. : a smart or resounding blow

  2. : a critical attack

  3. : portion, share


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