One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the usher lammed me on the head with his flashlight’
hit, strike, slap, smack, cuff, punch, beat, thrash, thump, batter, belabour, drub, hook, pound, smash, slam, welt, pummel, hammer, bang, knock, swat, whip, flog, cane, sucker-punch, rain blows on, give someone a beating, give someone a drubbing, give someone a good beating, give someone a good drubbing, box someone's ears
whack, wallop, bash, biff, bop, clout, clip, clobber, sock, swipe, crown, lick, beat the living daylights out of, give someone a hiding, give someone a good hiding, belt, tan, lay one on, lay into, pitch into, lace into, let someone have it, knock into the middle of next week, whomp, deck, floor
British stick one on, dot, slosh, twat, welly
North American slug, boff, bust, whale
NZ Australian dong, quilt, king-hit
literary smite, swinge
dated baste, buffet, birch
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