clout : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a target used in archery
  • n  special advantage or influence
  • n  a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood
  • n  (boxing) a blow with the fist
    I gave him a clout on his nose
  • v  strike hard, especially with the fist
    He clouted his attacker

  • Chinas growing clout and momentum remain hamstrung by poverty and authoritarian rule.
  • He demanded clout and got it, in part because Paulson did not need the job; the administration needed Paulson, said Vincent R.
  • Despite forging ties to Venezuela and extending loans to other nations that have chafed at Washingtons clout, Beijing has bolstered its presence without bombast, perhaps out of .
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in International Herald Tribune
    Panetta, a former congressman, White House chief of staff and budget director with no direct intelligence experience, will have the president's "complete trust and substantial clout," Obama said.
  • Glenn in Forbes
    I don't want to throw a brick at Atlanta. But I feel like we're getting squeezed between entities as everyone competes for water,said Glenn Cox, a farmer in Camilla. "We just don't have enough clout. There are more trees in this plot of...
  • John Howard in Reuters India
    I can't think of a country whose influence and potential clout would be more enhanced in that part of the world than Iran would be,if the United States and its allies were to be forced to exit Iraq, Howard said.

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