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clout

verb [T] uk   /klaʊt/ informal us  
to hit someone or something with the hand or with a heavy object: Quigley clouted me smartly across the side of the head.

clout

noun uk   /klaʊt/ us  

clout noun (POWER)

[U] power and influence over other people or events: The Queen may have privilege but she has no real political clout.

clout noun (HIT)

[C] informal the act of hitting someone or something with your hand or with a heavy object: If the photocopier stops working, just give it a clout.
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