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English definition of “clout”

clout

noun [U]  /klɑʊt/ us  

clout noun [U] (POWER)

power and influence over other people or events: The small firms banded together so they would have more clout in Washington.

clout

verb [T]  /klɑʊt/ infml us  

clout verb [T] (HIT)

to hit someone heavily with the hand or an object
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