One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘I gave him a clout on the ear’
smack, slap, thump, punch, blow, hit, knock, bang, cuff, box, spanking, spank, tap, clip
whack, wallop, clobbering, sock
2‘the negotiating clout of a large business’
influence, power, pull, weight, sway, leverage, control, say, mastery, dominance, domination, advantage
authority, prestige, standing, stature, rank
teeth, beef, muscle
1‘he started to clout me around the head’
hit, strike, punch, smack, slap, cuff, thump, beat, batter, pound, pummel, thrash, rap, spank, buffet, hammer, bang, knock, box someone's ears
wallop, belt, whack, clobber, sock, clip, bop, biff, swipe, tan, lay one on
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