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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
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  • 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.
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
informalbelt, bop, biff, sock, clout, clobber, whack, plug, slug, slam, whop, lam
British informalslosh, dot, stick one on
North American informalboff, bust, whale
Australian/New Zealand informaldong, quilt
literarysmite, swinge
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