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thwack

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transitive verb \ˈthwak\

Definition of thwack

  1. :  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


First Known Use: circa 1530


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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>

1587

First Known Use of thwack

1587


THWACK Defined for English Language Learners

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thwack

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transitive verb \ˈthwak\

Definition of thwack for English Language Learners

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


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