wallop

verb
wal·lop | \ ˈwä-ləp \
walloped; walloping; wallops

Definition of wallop 

(Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to boil noisily

2a : to move with reckless or disorganized haste : advance in a headlong rush

b : wallow, flounder

transitive verb

1a : to thrash soundly : lambaste

b : to beat by a wide margin : trounce

2 : to hit with force : sock

wallop

noun

Definition of wallop (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : a powerful blow : punch

b : something resembling a wallop especially in suddenness of force

c : the ability (as of a boxer) to hit hard

2a : emotional, sensory, or psychological force or influence : impact a novel that packs a wallop

b : an exciting emotional response : thrill

3 British : beer

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Other words from wallop

Verb

walloper noun

Examples of wallop in a Sentence

Verb

I was so angry I felt like walloping him. walloped the branches of the pear tree with a stick in an effort to knock down some fruit

Noun

felt the wallop of a car crashing into their front porch gave the ball a good wallop with the bat
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Perhaps because of voter disgust with Trump or Eric Greitens, the Republican governor who recently resigned in disgrace, Democrat Lauren Arthur walloped a Republican state representative in the Kansas City suburbs by 19 points. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: The Democratic establishment strikes back in California, New Jersey and other primaries," 6 June 2018 In the past few years, raccoons have instated a veritable reign of terror in Brooklyn, diving in and out of dumpsters, nesting inside chimneys and walloping neighborhood cats. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "How Humans Created the Ultimate Superpests," 9 July 2018 This year alone, four nor’easters have walloped the Boston region with heavy rain, snow, and storm surges. Noble Ingram, The Christian Science Monitor, "How one woman in East Boston shares climate know-how with coastal neighbors," 7 June 2018 Both the detailed subtleties and walloping fervor came through thrillingly in the performance. New York Times, "As the Frick Expands, New York City Music Suffers," 29 June 2018 Last season may have been surprisingly low on favorite character deaths, but that might have been so HBO can wallop its viewers into Red Wedding flashbacks when Season 8 premieres next year. Yohana Desta, HWD, "No, Sophie Turner’s Game of Thrones Tattoo Didn’t Spoil the End of the Series," 22 June 2018 Pershing beat Edison twice in the regular season — by nine and seven points — before Edison walloped the Doughboys by 37 points in the PSL championship game. Mick Mccabe, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan high school basketball: Breaking down the boys regional tournament," 11 Mar. 2018 Media: JW Player Surging waters shifted the river’s channel and walloped the southbound span’s supports, scouring away much of the material at the base of the pillars. Dug Begley, Houston Chronicle, "Southbound I-69 at San Jacinto Bridge to open Monday," 21 June 2018 In the primary, his opponent, Juliana Stratton, walloped Dunkin, winning roughly 67 percent of the vote. Ben Joravsky, Chicago Reader, "News / Politics How Dems in red states can fight off Trump's vicious attacks," 31 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Orlando wants to be that place because Visit Orlando, the region’s marketing arm, estimates the 2019 Monster Jam World Finals would pack an economic wallop of $44 million. Stephen Hudak, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Monster Jam, Bay Hill highlight sport-incentive requests for bed-tax money," 10 July 2018 Realmuto’s seventh homer was a wallop: 412 feet into the shrubbery. Craig Davis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Homers by Anderson, Realmuto lead Marlins past Giants," 12 June 2018 Quite a wallop Darren Dreger of TSN Canada said Ryan Reaves' new deal in Las Vegas is two seasons at an average of $2.775 million. Kevin Allen, USA TODAY, "NHL free agency 2018: Breaking down the deals and rumors on July 1," 1 July 2018 To combine a nice chapter of history with a big old wallop of scenery, hop aboard Grand Canyon Railway. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Arizona road trip: Williams has Route 66, Bearizona and cool summer fun," 15 June 2018 Kesha Few songs of 2017 pack as much emotional wallop as Kesha’s powerful comeback ballad. Raisa Bruner, Time, "These Are the Best Songs to Help You Get Over a Breakup," 30 May 2018 But plenty of the global economy still runs on the burning of crude, and a price spike can still pack a wallop. David Dayen, The New Republic, "Fears of the Next Recession," 30 May 2018 Few games pack the emotional wallop of The Last of Us. Casey Newton, The Verge, "The Last of Us: Part II will be a tale of revenge, its director says," 14 June 2018 Another warning: The beverage is potent and packs a wallop, so use caution. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Pair your hurricane cocktail with these recipes," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of wallop

Verb

1579, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun

circa 1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for wallop

Verb

Middle English walopen to gallop, from Old French (Picard dialect) waloper

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More Definitions for wallop

wallop

verb

English Language Learners Definition of wallop

: to hit (someone or something) very hard

wallop

verb
wal·lop | \ ˈwä-ləp \
walloped; walloping

Kids Definition of wallop

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to hit hard

wallop

noun

Kids Definition of wallop (Entry 2 of 2)

: a hard blow

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