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Meaning of “clout” - Learner’s Dictionary

clout

noun     /klaʊt/
POWER [U]
power and influence over other people: As mayor, he has political clout.Power and intensityEnergy, force and power
BLOW [C] UK informal
a heavy blow made with the handHitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
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