have/take a whack at

Definition of have/take a whack at

US, informal

  1. :  to try to do (something) She took a whack at solving the puzzle.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

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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