Definition of 'smacking'
Example sentences containing 'smacking'
This was in the days before the smacking ban.Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Should smacking children be banned?Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The thrill of being somewhere new and exciting was ruined by loud smacking noises, as my two holiday companions kissed noisily in the back.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Lip smacking: Teens love eating and sometimes appear to do little else.Times, Sunday Times (2013) The Sun (2007)
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