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smack

verb [I/T]  /smæk/ us  

smack verb [I/T] (HIT FORCEFULLY)

to hit someone or something forcefully, usually making a loud noise: [T] I was afraid she was going to smack me. [I] The car spun around and smacked into a tree. [T] She smacked the ball over the fence. [M] He smacked his hand down on the table to get our attention.
Phrasal verbs

smack

adverb [not gradable]  /smæk/ us  

smack adverb [not gradable] (DIRECTLY)

directly and with force: He stopped the car so suddenly, the car behind ran smack into him.

smack

noun [C]  /smæk/ us  
a forceful hit, usually making a loud noise: The men were keeping the volleyball in the air with sure-handed smacks.
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