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English definition of “spank”

spank

verb [T]     /spæŋk/
to hit a child with the hand , usually several times on the bottom as a punishment Punishing by causing painHitting and beatingPunishing and punishments to hit an adult on the bottom in order to get or give sexual pleasure Sexual activity in generalPhysical and sexual assault and abduction
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