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A hit with the hand or a weapon

backhander

noun

the action of hitting someone with the back of your hand

bang

noun

a knock or hit on a part of your body

bash

noun

a hard hit, or a knock against someone or something

blow

noun

a hard hit from someone’s hand or an object

bonk

noun

an act of hitting someone gently on the head, or of accidentally hitting your head on something

bop

noun

a gentle hit

bump

noun

a hit or knock to a part of your body

chop

noun

an act of hitting someone or something hard with the side of your hand

clout

noun

a hard hit with your hand

crack

noun

a hard hit on a part of your body

cuff

noun

if you give someone a cuff, you hit them with your open hand, usually on the head

hammer blow

noun

a very hard hit

hit

noun

an occasion when someone or something uses their hand or an object to touch another person or thing with a lot of force

lash

noun

a hit with a whip or a thin stick

lick

noun

a hard hit with something

punch

noun

the action of hitting someone or something with your fist (=closed hand)

rabbit punch

noun

a short hard hit to the back of someone’s neck with the side of your hand

rap

noun

a quick hard hit, or the sound of this

slap

noun

a sharp hit with the palm of the hand

smack

noun

a hit with your flat hand or with a flat object

smack

noun

a hit with your fist (=closed hand)

sock

noun

the action of hitting someone or something with a lot of force

spanking

noun

the act of hitting someone, especially a child, on their bottom (=the part of the body they sit on) with the palm of your hand

stroke

noun

a hit made with someone’s hand, a stick, or another object

swipe

noun

a movement in which you swing your arm and you hit or try to hit someone or something, using your hand or an object

thump

noun

the action of hitting someone with your fist (=closed hand)

wallop

noun

a hard hit

walloping

noun

an occasion when someone hits another person a lot

whiplash

noun

a hit from a whip

biff

noun

a clip round the ear/earhole

a quick hit on the side of someone’s head, especially as a punishment

give someone a thick ear

to hit someone hard on the side of the head

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