smack

smack
smack1 [smæk] v [T]
[Date: 1400-1500; Origin: Perhaps from Middle Dutch smacken 'to hit'. smack of 1300-1400 From smack 'taste' (11-21 centuries), from Old English smAc]
1.) to hit someone, especially a child, with your open hand in order to punish them
→↑slap
the debate about whether parents should smack their children
2.) [always + adverb/preposition]
to hit something hard against something else so that it makes a short loud noise
He smacked the money down on the table and walked out.
3.) smack your lips
to make a short loud noise with your lips before or after you eat or drink something to show that it is good
He drained his glass and smacked his lips appreciatively.
4.) BrE informal to hit someone hard with your closed hand
= ↑punch
smack of [smack of sth] phr v
if a situation smacks of something unpleasant, it seems to involve that thing
To me, the whole thing smacks of a cover-up.
smack up [smack sb up] phr v
to hit someone hard many times with your hand
Don't make me come over there and smack you up.
smack 2
smack2 n
[Sense: 1-2, 4; Date: 1500-1600; Origin: SMACK1]
[Sense: 3; Date: 1900-2000; Origin: Perhaps from Yiddish shmek 'sniff, slight smell, small mount of snuff']
[Sense: 5; Date: 1600-1700; : Dutch; Origin: smak]
1.)
a) a hit with your open hand, especially to punish a child
→↑slap
You're going to get a smack in a minute!
b) BrE informal a hard hit with your closed hand
= ↑punch
smack in the mouth/face/gob
Talk like that and I'll give you a smack in the mouth.
2.) [C usually singular]
a short loud noise caused when something hits something else
The book landed with a smack.
3.) [U] informal
4.) give sb a smack on the lips/cheek informal
to kiss someone loudly
5.)
a small fishing boat
smack 3
smack3 adv informal
1.) exactly or directly in the middle of something, in front of something etc
smack in the middle/in front of sth etc
There was a hole smack in the middle of the floor.
smack bang
BrE /smack dab AmE
It's smack dab in the middle of an earthquake zone.
2.) if something goes smack into something, it hits it with a lot of force
The car ran smack into the side of the bus.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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