Definition of 'clout'
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Despite gaping holes in the Indian economy and the discrepancy between rich and poor, pride in the country and its growing economic clout is high. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Got a clout on the head too. The Sun (2013)This financial clout keeps countries coming back. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This body should be moved elsewhere and given considerable ministerial clout. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And it will sometimes turn out that individuals with clout or influence have used it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Their economic clout can only get stronger. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Yet such cartoons once had real political clout. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They do not always have the financial clout to follow through. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That does not give him much clout in the dressing room. The Sun (2012)Their political clout determined the exact arrangements. Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989)Other teams coming down will have better financial clout. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Having two heavyweights in its corner will give it more clout when dealing with governments. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Political clout derives much more from economic strength. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is a power that gives you huge clout and one that you can use to change things. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This pair wield a quiet clout. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In Britain it has totemic and commercial clout. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Maybe the influence of big-money clout is diminishing somewhat. Christianity Today (2000)They garner increasing financial and diplomatic clout, too. Times, Sunday Times (2008)One reason for the slow pace of reform has been the absence of a sizeable middle class to seek political rights that match their economic clout. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Where corporations wield political clout overtly, it is generally to Democratic ends. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Washington argues that the yuan is undervalued in relation to Beijing's growing economic clout. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That means they wield tremendous clout, especially with local banks, allowing them to obtain lines of credit often at very favourable terms. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He got a real clout on the head and I'm not sure he realised where he was. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Used Occasionally. clout is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'clout'
British English: clout VERB
If you clout someone, you hit them.
He clouted him woth a baseball bat.
Definition of clout from the Collins English Dictionary
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