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cloutverb [T]

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

cloutnoun

uk   us   /klaʊt/

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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