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box someone's ears

Definition of box someone's ears in English:

Slap someone on the side of the head, especially as a punishment: stop hanging back or I’ll box your ears
More example sentences
  • Then he muttered about how Cor would have boxed his ears or cuffed him upside the back of the head while telling him ‘I told you pride would bite you in the butt one day.’
  • But speaking as someone who has his intelligence insulted on a weekly basis by modern movies, there's something thrilling about a picture that boxes your ears and forces you to sit up and pay attention.
  • When I once rushed in and called her by her Christian name she boxed my ears.
Synonyms
cuff, strike, hit, thump, slap, smack, crack, swat, punch, jab, knock, thwack, bang, wallop, batter, pummel, buffet;
assault, aim blows at;
Scottish & Northern English skelp
informal belt, bop, biff, sock, clout, clobber, whack, plug, slug, slam, whop, lam
British informal slosh, dot, stick one on
North American informal boff, bust, whale
Australian/New Zealand informal dong, quilt
literary smite, swinge
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