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noun [countable] informal whack pronunciation in American English /wæk/whack pronunciation in American English /hwæk/
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  1. 1
    the act of hitting someone or something with a lot of force, or the sound that it makes

    Whack! A branch hit me in the face.

    A good whack on the rear was her dad’s solution to behavior problems.

  2. 2
    American an act of publicly criticizing someone

    He took an additional whack at lawmakers, calling them fools.

  3. 3
    very informal an amount of something, usually money

    The agent takes a 15% whack.


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