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smack

verb uk   /smæk/ us  
[T] to hit someone or something forcefully with the flat inside part of your hand, producing a short, loud noise, especially as a way of punishing a child: I never smack my children. I'll smack your bottom if you don't behave yourself.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing painPunishing by causing painHitting and beatingPunishing and punishments [I or T, usually + adv/prep] to hit something hard against something else: I smacked my head on the corner of the shelf. She smacked her books down on the table and stormed out of the room.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
Phrasal verbs

smack

noun uk   /smæk/ us  

smack noun (HIT FORCEFULLY)

[C] a hit from someone's flat hand as a punishment: You're going to get a smack on the bottom if you don't stop being such a naughty boy.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing painPunishing by causing painHitting and beatingPunishing and punishments [C] informal a hit given with the fist (= closed hand): I gave him a smack on the jaw.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain [C] a short, loud noise: She slammed her case down on the desk with a smack.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact [C] informal a loud kiss: a big smack on the lipsShowing affectionTouching and feeling

smack noun (DRUG)

[U] slang heroin (= a strong illegal drug): How long has she been on smack?Specific types of drugDrugs - general wordsSpecific medicines and drugs

smack

adverb uk   /smæk/ (UK also smack bang, US also smack dab) us  

smack adverb (EXACTLY)

exactly in a place: She lives smack in the middle of London.Accurate and exact

smack adverb (DIRECTLY)

directly and forcefully, producing a short, loud noise: I wasn't looking where I was going and walked smack into a lamppost.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
(Definition of smack from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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