HyperDic: whacking

English > 3 senses of the word whacking:
ADJECTIVEallwhacking(British informal) enormous
NOUNactwhacking, beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncingthe act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
whacking > pronunciation
Soundshhwae'kihng; wae'kihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > whacking: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(British informal) enormous.
  • "a whacking phone bill"
  • "a whacking lie"
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
Broaderlarge, bigAbove average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishdescomunal, enorme
English > whacking: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows.
Synonymsbeating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing
NarrowerflagellationBeating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation
whipping, tanning, flogging, lashing, flagellationBeating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
Broadercorporal punishmentThe infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
Spanishpaliza, somanta, tunda, tute, vapuleo
Catalanatupada, estomacada, pallissa, tonyina
Verbswhackhit hard
English > whacking: 3 senses > adverb 1
Example"a whacking good story"

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