There are 4 main translations of smack in Spanish:

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Pronunciation: / smæk /American English: /smæk/
British English: /smak/

noun

  • 1.1 (slap, blow) a smack on the bottom
    un azote
    a smack in the face [colloquial]
    una bofetada
    una cachetada (Latin America)
    you'll get a smack!
    mira que te van a pegar
    Example sentences
    • With one farmer acting as go-between, eventually you would hear the smack of spittle-wetted palms signifying a satisfactory result all round.
    • Bully boys kowtow to only two things: a large smack or abject ridicule.
    • He wasted no time in raining down a series of sharp smacks to his target.
    1.2 (sound)
    Example sentences
    • After Amber's palm made contact with Jackie's face, sounding off a loud smack through the area, Jackie fell to the ground from the force.
    • There was a smack, then the sound of a door closing and locking.
    • My landing was uneventful, which is to say there wasn't a loud smack on the wall at the bottom of the stairs.
    1.3 (kiss)
    beso (masculine) sonoro or (Mexico) tronado
    Example sentences
    • They started groping viciously and kissing savagely with loud, desperate smacks resonating into the dizzy evening air.
    • He winced when Kala delivered a loud smack to her father's cheek.
    • I leaned in and gave her a quick smack on the cheek as she shoved me away.

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (slap)
    (child)
    pegarle a
    (con la mano)
    he smacked him really hard
    le pegó fuerte (con la mano)
    you'll get your bottom smacked
    te voy a dar una paliza or (Latin America) unas palmadas or (Mexico) una nalgada
    he smacked the ball into the crowd
    de un manotazo mandó la pelota a la tribuna
    1.2 (punch) [colloquial]
    darle un puñetazo or una piña a [colloquial]
    so I smacked him one
    así que le di un puñetazo [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Her hand flew up and smacked Kim forcefully around the face.
    • As she crossed the road, some fool driving at 70 mph smacked into her, and she was thrown into the air and hit the road at the other side of the car.
    • She clenched her fists and smacked Muketsu hard with her knuckles.
    1.3to smack one's lips
    Example sentences
    • ‘We don't even believe in smacking the kids,’ she said.
    • I remember my mother smacking me because when a little cousin was staying with us I talked to him when he was in the lavatory.
    • If I ever did something like that, my mother would have smacked me into next week.

adverb (in American English also) smack dab

  • [colloquial]she lives smack in the center of town
    vive justo en el centro or en pleno centro de la ciudad
    she kissed him smack on the mouth
    lo besó en la mismísima boca
    smack in the middle
    justo en el medio
    he went smack into a tree
    se dio contra un árbol
    Example sentences
    • He plonked smack bang on the green green grass of Lismore Lake.
    • If you were, you'd be smack bang in the firing line of his new book.
    • Hurriedly turning a corner, Tielle ran smack bang into a large figure heading in her direction.
    Example sentences
    • I worked out that at default, its set dead smack bang in the middle.
    • ‘The other thing,’ Abby chips in, ‘because it's a joint project with the library and we're smack bang in the middle of Central Library, we're going to have access to all their resources.’
    • I've no aspirations-I'm living smack bang in the middle of my aspiration and it's a great place to be.

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smack 2
American English: /smæk/
British English: /smak/

intransitive verb

  • to smack of something
    oler a algo

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smack 3
American English: /smæk/
British English: /smak/

noun

  • (boat)
    barca (feminine) de pesca
    Example sentences
    • He gives us a wonderful tale of hitch-hiking aboard a motley assortment of craft - freights, dhows, yachts and fishing smacks and meeting interesting and colourful men and women on the way.
    • We are then brought to the consideration of the question whether, upon the facts appearing in these records, the fishing smacks were subject to capture by the armed vessels of the United States during the recent war with Spain.
    • During the early years these were sailing smacks, but the yard was at the forefront of the development of steam trawlers and came to specialise in long-range trawlers for the Hull distant water fleet.

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Pronunciation: / smæk /American English: /smæk/
British English: /smak/

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