- Strike forcefully with a sharp blow: she thwacked the back of their knees with a caneMore example sentences
hit, strike, beat, batter, pound, attack, assault, knock, rap, smack, slap, pummel, thump, punch, cudgel, thrash, bang, drub, welt, cuff, crack, buffet, box someone's ears• informal bash, clobber, clout, clip, wallop, whack, belt, tan, biff, bop, lay into, pitch into, lace into, let someone have it, knock into the middle of next week, sock, lam, whomp• literary smite, swinge
- So she took a stick and started thwacking my thighs like she was threshing wheat.
- For a few short weeks each autumn, in playgrounds across the land, the tinny buzz of the Nokia and the iPod is supplanted by the sound of youngsters thwacking their nuts.
- Four minutes after making his entrance, the wafer-like winger was thwacking Neilson from behind to concede a preventable penalty.
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- A sharp blow: he hit it with a hefty thwackMore example sentences
- The sound of repeated thwacks lures you to the roasted-duck counter, where a small man with a big cleaver reduces a whole mahogany-colored bird into a pile of steamy, mouthwatering chunks in seconds.
- Guys are dumb, it takes us a couple of thwacks before we stop hitting our heads on walls.
- Then, grunting with effort, they lunge furiously, colliding with resounding thwacks, red-faced and panting.
late Middle English: imitative.