ETYM Old Eng. slappe; akin to lg. slappe, German schlappe; probably of imitative origin.
1. A quick sharp blow; a blow with the open hand.
2. A noise like that of a slap.
3. Rebuff, insult.
4. A blow from a flat object (as an open hand); SYN. smack.
1. To move noisily.
2. To produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound.
ETYM Old Eng. baschen, baissen. Related to Abash.
To abash; to disconcert or be disconcerted or put out of countenance.
To coat (food) with batter for frying.
To give a receding upward slope to (as a wall)
Sinonimi: tap out | thump out
(Irregular preterit, past participle: beat, beaten).
1. To be superior.
2. To come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; SYN. beat out, crush, trounce, vanquish.
3. To give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; SYN. beat up.
4. To glare or strike with great intensity.
5. To hit repeatedly.
6. To indicate by beating; as with the fingers or drumsticks.
7. To make by pounding or trampling.
8. To move rhythmically; SYN. pound, thump.
9. To move with a flapping motion; SYN. flap.
10. To move with a thrashing motion; SYN. flap.
11. To produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly.
12. To sail with much tacking or with difficulty.
13. To shape by beating.
14. To stir vigorously; SYN. scramble.
15. To strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music.
1. To make a strident sound; SYN. blare.
2. To use explosives on; SYN. strafe, shell.
To hit with the hand; SYN. whomp.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: hit).
1. To deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument.
2. To hit against; come into sudden contact with; SYN. strike, impinge on, run into, collide with.
3. To hit the target or goal, as intended.
4. To cause to move by striking.
5. To affect suddenly, usually adversely; SYN. strike.
6. To cause to experience suddenly; SYN. strike, come to.
7. To consume to excess.
Sinonimi: strike hard
ETYM Vulgar Slang, u. s.
1. To deliver a sharp blow or push ; SYN. strike hard.
2. To rap with the knuckles.
To strike with the fist; SYN. pommel, biff.
ETYM Old Eng. punchen, perhaps the same word as Eng. punish: or cf. Eng. bunch.
1. To deliver a punch to; SYN. plug.
2. To drive forcibly as if by a punch.
3. To make a hole into; SYN. perforate.
1. To perform rap music.
2. To strike sharply; SYN. knap.
3. To talk volubly.
1. To hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand
2. To put, place, or throw with careless haste or force
3. To assail verbally; insult
4. To subject to a penalty — usually used with with
1. To bar with slats.
2. To close the slats of (windows).
3. To equip with slats
1. To deliver a blow to, deliver a stroke to.
2. To hit a key or note; also used metaphorically:; SYN. hit.
3. To cause (an arc) to form (as between electrodes of an arc lamp).
4. To indicate a certain time by striking, of clocks.
5. To remove by erasing or crossing out; SYN. expunge, excise.
6. To make an attack against an enemy or a target; SYN. hit.
7. To find unexpectedly:; SYN. come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, discover.
8. To arrive at or come upon, as of solutions to problems.
9. To stop work in order to press demands; SYN. walk out.