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whales

noun
plural of whale

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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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whales

verb
present tense third-person singular of whale

Synonyms of whales (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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“Whales.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/whales. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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