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Spanish translation of 'smack'

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smack 1

[smæk ]
intransitive verb
to smack of (taste of) saber atener un saborcillo a; (figurative) oler a
the whole thing smacks of bribery todo este asunto huele a corrupción
it smacks of treachery to me me huele or suena a traición
noun
(taste) sabor msaborcillo mdejo m (of a)
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smack 2

[smæk ]
noun
1.  (slap) bofetada ftortazo m
to give sb a smack dar una bofetada a or abofetear a algn
stop it or you’ll get a smack déjalo o te doy un tortazo
▪ idiom: it was a smack in the eye for them (especially British) (informal) fue un golpe duro para ellos
2.  (sound) sonido m de una bofetada or de un tortazo
it hit the wall with a great smack chocó contra la pared con un fuerte ruido
3.  (informal) (kiss) besazo mbesucón m
transitive verb
(slap) dar una bofetada aabofetear
she smacked the dog’s nose le pegó al perro en el hocico
to smack one’s lips relamersechuparse los labios
he smacked it on to the table lo dejó en la mesa con un fuerte ruidolo estampó encima de la mesa
adverb
it fell smack in the middle (informal) cayó justo en medio
she ran smack into the door chocó contra la puertadio de lleno con la puerta
exclamation
¡zas!
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smack 3

(very informal) [smæk ]
noun
heroína f
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smack 4

[smæk ]
noun
(Nautical) barca f de pesca

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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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