Definition of 'smack'
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When the piano suddenly stopped my head went smack into the piano. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This section rather smacks of just doing something. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It smacks of desperation in wishing to be noticed. The Sun (2006)One day it will hit you smack in the face. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They now realised they were still smack in the middle. The Sun (2014)Usually when you looked forward to something you get smacked in the face. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But it smacks of desperation when a gigantic gorilla appears not once but twice. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But it smacks of too much hard work to me. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This smacks of something conceived by women alone. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Can you see the tremendous potential that exists when jazz leadership smacks up against the daily grind of your leadership journey? Christianity Today (2000)It can also mean smacking it. Positive Parent Power (1991)You did not smack their bottoms! Times, Sunday Times (2010)It also smacks of poor planning. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Their run of performances smacks of a lack of self-respect. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There's only so many times a man can get smacked in the head. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But the defending champion smacked over a running backhand which almost knocked the Slovenian off his feet. The Sun (2014)The last two put him smack into the middle of an important Western intellectual stream. The Origins of Economic Inequality between Nations: A critique of Western theories on development and underdevelopment (1990)I read it and saw my boss had to smack my bare bottom in one scene. The Sun (2012)He smacked fist against palm. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'smack'
British English: smack /smæk/ VERB
If you smack someone, you hit them with your hand.
She smacked me on the side of the head.
- American English: smack
- Arabic: يَضْرِبُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: dar uma palmada
- Chinese: 掌击
- Croatian: udariti
- Czech: plácnout rukou
- Danish: smække
- Dutch: slaan
- European Spanish: dar un manotazo
- Finnish: läimäyttää
- French: gifler
- German: hauen
- Greek: ραπίζω
- Italian: sculacciare
- Japanese: ピシャリと打つ
- Korean: 세게 때리다
- Norwegian: klaske
- Polish: trzasnąć
- European Portuguese: dar uma palmada
- Romanian: a pălmui
- Russian: отшлепать
- Spanish: dar un manotazo
- Swedish: slå smiska
- Thai: เสียงตีดังผัวะ
- Turkish: tokat atmak
- Ukrainian: ляскати
- Vietnamese: phát
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