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noun informal     clout pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the authority to make decisions, or the power to influence events

    It is a system in which individual voters have more clout.

    political/financial/economic clout:

    The government has less political clout than the opposition on this issue.

  2. 2
    [countable] a hard hit with your hand
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a combination of a hotdog and a hamburger in a specially designed bread bun

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a volume of articles, essays, etc., contributed by many authors in honor of a colleague, usually published on the occasion of their retirement, an important anniversary and the like

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