English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'whack'

(verb) 
Definition
to hit hard
Someone whacked him on the head.
Synonyms
strike
She took two steps forward and struck him across the mouth.
,
hit
She hit him hard across his left arm.
,
beat
He lost the boxing match and was badly beaten by his opponent.
,
box
They slapped my face and boxed my ears.
,
belt (informal)
Is it true that she belted George in the stomach?
,
deck (slang)
,
bang
We could bang on the desks and shout until they let us out.
,
rap
A guard raps his stick on a metal hand rail.
,
slap
My yoga instructor turned up and slapped me on the shoulder.
,
bash (informal)
My mother bashed her shin with a suitcase.
,
sock (slang)
,
chin (slang)
,
smack
She smacked me on the side of the head.
,
thrash
He was thrashed with a cane until his skin turned red.
,
thump
He thumped me, nearly knocking me over.
, ,
clout (informal)
The officer clouted him on the head.
, ,
cuff
She cuffed him playfully around the ear.
,
swipe (informal)
She swiped at him as though he were a fly.
,
clobber (slang)
She clobbered him with a vase.
,
wallop (informal)
She walloped me over the head with a cushion.
,
thwack
He just thwacked me on the back of the head with a ruler.
,
lambast(e)
,
belabour
Men began to belabour his shoulders with sticks.
,
lay one on (slang)
,
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)
(noun) 
Definition
a hard blow or the sound of one
He gave the tree trunk a whack with the axe.
Synonyms
blow
He went off to hospital after a blow to the face.
,
hit
a hit on the head
,
box
She gave him a playful box on the ears.
,
stroke
He was sending the ball into the net with each stroke.
,
belt (informal)
He gave me a belt over the head with a scrubbing brush.
,
bang
a nasty bang on the head
,
rap
There was a light rap on the door.
,
slap
He reached forward and gave me a slap.
,
bash (informal)
She gave him a bash on the head.
,
sock (slang)
,
smack
I end up shouting at him or giving him a smack.
,
thump
He felt a thump on his shoulder.
, ,
clout (informal)
I was half tempted to give them a clout myself.
, ,
cuff
He gave Billy a cuff.
,
swipe (informal)
He gave Andrew a swipe on the ear.
,
wallop (informal)
With a single wallop, Clarke sent him flying.
, ,
thwack
a sharp thwack across the arm that left fingermarks for ages
(noun) 
Definition
a share
(informal)  I pay a sizeable whack of capital gains tax.
Synonyms
share
I have had more than my share of adventures.
,
part
A large part of his earnings went on repaying the bank loan.
,
cut (informal)
The lawyers, of course, will take their cut of the profits.
,
bit
The best bit was the car chase.
,
portion
his portion of the inheritance
,
quota
The quota of four tickets per person had been reduced to two.
,
allotment
His meagre allotment of gas had to be saved for emergencies.
(noun) 
(informal)  Let me have a whack at trying to fix the car.
Synonyms
attempt
a deliberate attempt to destabilize defence
,
go (informal)
It took us two goes to get the colour right.
,
try
I didn't really expect anything, but it was worth a try.
,
turn
Let each child have a turn at fishing.
,
shot (informal)
He will be given a shot at the world title.
,
crack (informal)
I'd love to have a crack at the title next year.
,
stab (informal)
Several times tennis stars have had a stab at acting.
,
bash (informal)
He's prepared to have a bash at discussing it intelligently.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of allotment
His meagre allotment of gas had to be saved for emergencies.
in the sense of bang
Definition
to hit or knock, esp. with a loud noise
We could bang on the desks and shout until they let us out.
Synonyms
hit,
belt (informal),
rap,
bash (informal),
clatter,
tonk (informal),
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)
in the sense of bang
Definition
a hard blow or loud knock
a nasty bang on the head
Synonyms
hit,
box,
belt (informal),
rap,
bash (informal),
sock (slang),
clout (informal),
clump (slang),
wallop (informal),
slosh (British, slang),
tonk (informal),
clomp (slang)

See related content

NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
English Word Lists
English Word Lists
Latest Word Submissions
Latest Word Submissions
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar
COBUILD Grammar Patterns
COBUILD Grammar Patterns
Word Lover's Blog
Word Lover's Blog
Online Scrabble Checker
Online Scrabble Checker
The Paul Noble Method
The Paul Noble Method

Source

Thesaurus for whack from the Collins English Thesaurus
Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
Read more
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access