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wa king

  • n  the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
  • v  hit hard
  • s  (British informal) enormous
    a whacking phone bill
    a whacking lie
  • r  extremely
    a whacking good story

  • On the other side, whacking them back with a persistence that amazed sophisticates in the crowd who knew that only two years ago he was one of the late Texas Guinan's tap-dancers .
  • Three modern masters of whacking, George Abbott (who staged this season's side-splitting Boy Meets Girl) and Rodgers Hart (who supplied Jumbo's score) have done so with authority.
  • John Irving said that fiction was the business of inventing wonderful people and then whacking them with the worst fate you can dream up.
News & Articles

  • Woman, 75, uses phone to fight home invaders
    NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- Family members said a 75-year-old New York woman fought off a pair of attempted home invaders by whacking them with her house phone.
    June 11, 2013 - UPI
  • Osborne: Privatization Program for TSB (Lloyds Group)
    Privatization is back on the political stroke economic agenda this morning after a report commissioned by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in the UK looks like he will be set to return bailed out banks to the private sector. Lloyds Bank Group got a whacking £46 billion to shore up its dire financial situation in the wake of the financial crisis in 2008 and 2009. The proviso at that ...
    June 10, 2013 - Zero Hedge
  • Have the Hawks wised up for Game 4?
    Steve Rosenbloom: The worst part of the Blackhawks' Game 3 performance arguably was Duncan Keith's whacking Jeff Carter in the face with his stick, a selfish and undisciplined move.        
    June 6, 2013 - Chicago Tribune

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