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thwack

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verb \ˈthwak\

Definition of thwack

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to strike with or as if with something flat or heavy :  whack

Examples of thwack in a Sentence

  1. A book fell off the shelf and thwacked me on the head.

  2. thwacked the growling dog on the nose with a rolled-up newspaper

Origin and Etymology of thwack

imitative


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thwack

noun

Definition of thwack

  1. :  a heavy blow :  whack; also :  the sound of or as if of such a blow

Examples of thwack in a Sentence

  1. he gave the ball a hard thwack with the bat and sent it deep into the outfield

  2. even from the top of the bleachers we could hear the loud thwack of the ball being hit

First Known Use of thwack

1587


THWACK Defined for English Language Learners

thwack

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Definition of thwack for English Language Learners

  • : to hit (someone or something) hard with a loud sound



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