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English definition of “spanking”

spanking

noun [C or U]     /ˈspæŋ.kɪŋ/ (also spank)
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.Punishing by causing painHitting and beatingPunishing and punishments
(Definition of spanking noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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