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verb
  1. 3
    to make a short sudden loud noise like a small explosion

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    1. a.
      to make a whip make a short sudden loud noise

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  2. 4
    to accidentally hit a part of your body against something with a lot of force

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    1. a.
      to hit someone on the head with a lot of force

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a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something

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