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spanking

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈspæŋ.kɪŋ/ informal approving us  
very quick: They raced by at a spanking pace.

spanking

adverb uk   /ˈspæŋ.kɪŋ/ old-fashioned informal approving us  
(used with some adjectives) very, completely: a spanking new suit spanking white sheets

spanking

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈspæŋ.kɪŋ/ ( also spank) us  
the act of hitting someone with the hand, usually several times on the bottom as a punishment or for sexual pleasure: He needs a good spanking.
Translations of “spanking”
in Chinese (Traditional) 飛快的,快捷的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 飞快的,快捷的…
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