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THWACK, v.t. To strike with something flat or heavy; to bang; to beat or thrash.

THWACK, n. A heavy blow with something flat or heavy.




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THWACK, v.t. To strike with something flat or heavy; to bang; to beat or thrash.

THWACK, n. A heavy blow with something flat or heavy.


THWACK, n.

A heavy blow with something flat or heavy. Addison.


THWACK, v.t. [Qu. Sax. thaccian, to feel or stroke lightly. It does not well accord with this verb. The word twit is the Sax. æthwitan, or othwitan, a compound of æth or oth, to or at, and witan. In like manner, thwack may be formed from our vulgar whack, which is precisely the Eth. ወቅዐ wakea, Ar. wakaa, to strike.]

To strike with something flat or heavy; to bang; to beat or thrash. Arbuthnot.


Thwack
  1. To strike with something flat or heavy; to bang, or thrash: to thump.

    "A distant thwacking sound." W. Irving.
  2. A heavy blow with something flat or heavy; a thump.

    With many a stiff thwack, many a bang,
    Hard crab tree and old iron rang.
    Hudibras.

  3. To fill to overflow.

    [Obs.] Stanyhurst.
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Thwack

THWACK, verb transitive To strike with something flat or heavy; to bang; to beat or thrash.

THWACK, noun A heavy blow with something flat or heavy.

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