verb (wallops, walloping, walloped)[with object]
- 1Strike or hit (someone or something) very hard: they walloped the back of his head with a stick • figurative they were tired of getting walloped with income taxesMore example sentences
- Cordelia leaned over and walloped him once, hard, on the back.
- Angrily, he grabbed the first thing that came to hand (a wooden spoon), crossed the room in three strides and walloped Simeon as hard as he could.
- They dive over the plate to wallop outside pitches up the middle, knowing the inside strike won't be called.
- 1.1Heavily defeat (an opponent).More example sentences
- True to his ultra-aggressive nature, Lance has decided to wallop his rivals who think he can be had with a psychological blow right out of the gate.
- Last week was not only good for the Party, it was a triumph for Fox, which walloped its cable rivals and the ‘big three’ networks in the ratings.
- But Cosmos still remain one of the teams which inflicted a heavy defeat on Bucks when they walloped them 5-1 in a Coca Cola Cup in Umtata a few years ago.
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- 1A heavy blow or punch.More example sentences
- I must go down to the basement at once with my trusty two-by-four and administer a few more bracing wallops.
- With that Allardyce stands up and wallops Mark and Lard, leaving them flying into the crowd.
- It appears that she got a hefty wallop from something heavy, which has pushed her sideways several inches over the edge of her plinth.
- 1.1 [in singular] chiefly North American A potent effect: the script packs a wallopMore example sentences
- It's a scene that really packs a wallop because it's believable.
- Whatever accompaniment you choose, tomato water lets its colors shine through but packs a wallop of supporting flavor.
- Reports are that, like the other quake drinks, it packs a wallop.
- 2British Alcoholic drink, especially beer.More example sentences
- Blossom hill White Zinfandel 2000 Easy drinking and packing a huge fruity wallop, this delicious vintage reeks of luscious, ripe strawberries and cream with a refreshingly crisp finish.
- Wallop was a slang term for beer, and Codd's wallop came to be used by beer drinkers as a derogatory term for weak or gassy beer, or for soft drinks.
- In particular, their Jacobite Ale packs a bit of a wallop.
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- A third muscle-bound baseline walloper was one too many.
- With this walloper of a Bonnie Tyler cover, she even fluked herself a massive international hit.
- There were usually eleven men in a crew - two forking off the dray, one feeding the mill, three in the bag hole, the engine driver, the cook, the tankye and one straw walloper.
Middle English (as a noun denoting a horse's gallop): from Old Northern French walop (noun), waloper (verb), perhaps from a Germanic phrase meaning 'run well', from the bases of well1 and leap. Compare with gallop. From 'gallop' the senses 'bubbling noise of a boiling liquid' and then 'sound of a clumsy movement' arose, leading to the current senses.
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