have/take a whack at

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of have/take a whack at

US, informal
:to try to do (something)
  • She took a whack at solving the puzzle.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to seize or capture physically

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

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

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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