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walloping

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈwɒl.ə.pɪŋ/  us   /ˈwɑː.lə-/
informal humorous very big or great: He cut me a walloping (great) slice of cake. US very good: We had a walloping (good) time at Daryl's wedding party.

walloping

noun [S] uk   /ˈwɒl.ə.pɪŋ/  us   /ˈwɑː.lə-/ informal
an act of punishing someone by hitting them hard: I got such a walloping from my father when he came home. an occasion when someone is badly defeated in a competition: We gave the visiting team a real walloping.
Translations of “walloping”
in Chinese (Traditional) 巨大的, 非常好…
in Chinese (Simplified) 巨大的, 非常好…
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