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whale

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

something that is unusually large and powerful
  • a whale of a pickup truck

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whale

verb

Synonyms of whale (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner
  • whaled the ball so hard that it sailed over the fence and into the neighbor's yard

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2 to strike repeatedly with something long and thin or flexible
  • whaled the rug with a broom to knock the dirt out of it

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The first known use of whale was before the 12th century

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“Whale.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/whale. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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