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French translation of 'smack'

Word Frequency


[ˈsmæk ]
(slap) tape f
(on face) gifle f
to give sb a smack donner une tape à qn
transitive verb
(hit) donner une tape à
(slap on face) gifler
(spank) donner la fessée à
to smack sb on the bottom donner la fessée à qn
to smack one’s hand on sth frapper sur qch
to smack one’s lips (in anticipation) se lécher les babines
intransitive verb
to smack of avoir des relents desentir
it fell smack in the middle c’est tombé en plein dedans

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Example Sentences Including 'smack'

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The last two put him smack into the middle of an important Western intellectual stream.
Ramirez-Faria, Carlos The Origins of Economic Inequality between Nations: A critique of Western theories on development and underdevelopment (1990)
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)
One day it will hit you smack in the face.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
This section rather smacks of just doing something.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
When the piano suddenly stopped my head went smack into the piano.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
But the defending champion smacked over a running backhand which almost knocked the Slovenian off his feet.
The Sun (2014)
He smacked fist against palm.
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)
It smacks of desperation in wishing to be noticed.
The Sun (2006)
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)
You did not smack their bottoms!
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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.
Bethune, Helen Positive Parent Power (1991)

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'smack' in Other Languages

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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