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Hit hard:‘Smith whopped him on the nose’
cuff, strike, hit, thump, slap, smack, crack, swat, punch, jab, knock, thwack, bang, wallop, batter, pummel, buffetView synonyms
- ‘When the big guy finally tired himself out from punching so much, Brewster stepped in and whopped him one.’
- ‘He whapped Katheryn playfully, set the folded blanket on the cot and continued.’
- ‘Honey chortled, whapping Lily on the back, who almost choked on her food.’
- ‘Roxanne completed the sentence, trying to wave her hands around in emphasis and succeeding only in whapping Donny in the face.’
- ‘‘Thanks a lot,’ Miryoku muttered, walking past his brother and whapping him in the head with his book.’
- ‘He whapped me with a pillow before bounding to my door.’
- ‘Kuyt, stretching, whapped it straight into Ricardo's chest.’
- ‘An unlocked door will come open with unexpected ease and whap me on the nose.’
- ‘Just then, Div whapped him on the back of the head with the bottle of carpet cleaner.’
- ‘She drowsily opened her eyes and whapped the beeping alarm clock irritably.’
- ‘A child doesn't know she has hands or how to use them and in the meantime she'll whap herself in the nose or pull her own hair and wonder why it hurts.’
- ‘From the free-kick, Jensen whaps it into the wall.’
- ‘I whipped around, my hair whapping me in the face.’
- ‘He took a two-by-four and whopped him upside the head.’
- ‘There was a guy behind me, and he whopped me on the shoulder with something and crumpled me down.’
- ‘Picking up a pillow and promptly whapping him with it, she fell back on the couch.’
- ‘Papa would have whopped me upside the head if I'd tried that one on for size.’
- ‘She pulled the hat off, whapping Aiden on the chest lightly.’
- ‘Within a week of arriving at the new academy of learning, he has whapped the hunky gang leader and stolen his girl.’
- ‘I whapped him on the head with my pointer and middle finger, ‘You could have gotten hurt.’’
A heavy blow, or the sound of such a blow:‘a loud whop echoed in the still air’
- ‘He jumps nimbly down and dusts off her dainty foot with three smart whaps of his hand.’
- ‘A good kick can do the trick, so ask that quarterback of yours to have his team's punter give you a good whap in the belly.’
- ‘She managed to insert a fairly loud whap as her fist connected with his face.’
- ‘‘Yes, Mother,’ both Ethan and Max said in a chorus earning whaps on their heads.’
- ‘Meanwhile the sound effects are very well done, with the expected boings and whaps that one would experience in a platformer.’
- ‘I shoved the nose down, glided in and hit the water with a good whap.’
- ‘Shaking the kinks out of his shoulders, Brake gave the bag an experimental whop.’
- ‘Well, the butterfly took flight, and Digger reached out with his big paw, and gave the butterfly a whap!’
- ‘He glanced around for a moment, surveying the room… only to get a playful whap on the head by a very familiar hand.’
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘take or put sharply’): variant of dialect wap ‘strike’, of unknown origin.
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