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English definition of “smack”

smack

verb     /smæk/
[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
(Definition of smack verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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