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I don't spend as much time on my hair as people think. I get out of the shower, whack some grease on there and I'm done.
Chris Isaak

Meaning of "whack" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WHACK

Perhaps a variant of thwack, ultimately of imitative origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WHACK

whack  [wæk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WHACK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Whack is a verb and can also act as a noun and an exclamation.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb whack in English.



Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES WHACK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Wack

Wack / Whack may refer to: ▪ WACK, a radio station in Newark, New York ▪ Wrestling Association of Championship Krushers, a children's television show ▪ Slash symbol "/", sometimes known as a whack ▪ Whack Records ▪ Slang for crazy, stupid, poor quality, unfashionable or kill ▪ Pierre Wack was an unconventional French oil executive who was the first to develop the use of scenario planning in the private sector ▪ Alexander is a Wacko ▪ WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, a book...

Definition of whack in the English dictionary

The first definition of whack in the dictionary is to strike with a sharp resounding blow. Other definition of whack is to exhaust completely. Whack is also to put something on to or into something else with force or abandon.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WHACK

PRESENT

Present
I whack
you whack
he/she/it whacks
we whack
you whack
they whack
Present continuous
I am whacking
you are whacking
he/she/it is whacking
we are whacking
you are whacking
they are whacking
Present perfect
I have whacked
you have whacked
he/she/it has whacked
we have whacked
you have whacked
they have whacked
Present perfect continuous
I have been whacking
you have been whacking
he/she/it has been whacking
we have been whacking
you have been whacking
they have been whacking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I whacked
you whacked
he/she/it whacked
we whacked
you whacked
they whacked
Past continuous
I was whacking
you were whacking
he/she/it was whacking
we were whacking
you were whacking
they were whacking
Past perfect
I had whacked
you had whacked
he/she/it had whacked
we had whacked
you had whacked
they had whacked
Past perfect continuous
I had been whacking
you had been whacking
he/she/it had been whacking
we had been whacking
you had been whacking
they had been whacking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will whack
you will whack
he/she/it will whack
we will whack
you will whack
they will whack
Future continuous
I will be whacking
you will be whacking
he/she/it will be whacking
we will be whacking
you will be whacking
they will be whacking
Future perfect
I will have whacked
you will have whacked
he/she/it will have whacked
we will have whacked
you will have whacked
they will have whacked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been whacking
you will have been whacking
he/she/it will have been whacking
we will have been whacking
you will have been whacking
they will have been whacking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would whack
you would whack
he/she/it would whack
we would whack
you would whack
they would whack
Conditional continuous
I would be whacking
you would be whacking
he/she/it would be whacking
we would be whacking
you would be whacking
they would be whacking
Conditional perfect
I would have whack
you would have whack
he/she/it would have whack
we would have whack
you would have whack
they would have whack
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been whacking
you would have been whacking
he/she/it would have been whacking
we would have been whacking
you would have been whacking
they would have been whacking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you whack
we let´s whack
you whack
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to whack
Past participle
whacked
Present Participle
whacking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WHACK

wha
whack off
whacked
whacker
whacking
whacko
whacky
whae
whaikorero
whakairo
whakapapa
whale
whale calf
whale catcher
whale oil
whale shark
whale watching
whaleback
whaleboat
whalebone

WORDS THAT END LIKE WHACK

bullwhack
bushwhack
chack
cookshack
fly hack
googlewhack
hack
hardhack
lifehack
out of whack
paddywhack
shack
tacmahack
top whack

Synonyms and antonyms of whack in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WHACK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «whack» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of whack
allotment · attempt · bang · bash · beat · belabour · belt · bit · blow · box · buffet · chin · clobber · clout · crack · cuff · cut · deck · go · hit · part · portion · quota · rap · share · shot · slap · slug · smack · sock · stab · strike · stroke · swipe · thrash · thump · thwack · try · turn · wallop · wham

Translation of «whack» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WHACK

Find out the translation of whack to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of whack from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «whack» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

重击
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dar un buen golpe a
570 millions of speakers

English

whack
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अजीब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اجتز
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ударить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bater
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অংশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

donner un grand coup à
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memukul
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schlagen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

激しく打つ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

세게 치다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngguyu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự đánh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வேக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्हॅक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vurmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

picchiare forte
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

walnięcie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вдарити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nașpa
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παλαβό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

slaan
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

smäll
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

knerte
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of whack

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WHACK»

The term «whack» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.263 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WHACK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «whack» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «whack» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about whack

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10 QUOTES WITH «WHACK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word whack.
1
Tony Abbott
I think that the best things that governments can do for productivity is not whack on new taxes and, if we can get institutions like schools and hospitals functioning better, well that's obviously good for the overall productiveness of our society.
2
Chester Bennington
Once we start hitting lyrical themes that can whack you from all these different perspectives, we know we're onto something special.
3
Betty Buckley
I had no words for these feelings. And then people started using the word Ms. Suddenly, there was this handle with which I could identify myself and understand why I felt so out of whack with the culture around me.
4
Winston Churchill
If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
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Sidney Crosby
For every whack I've given, I've gotten four or five.
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Morris Gleitzman
I used to get stuck trying to find the first sentence of a story, then I realised that it was often because I didn't know what problem a character was facing in the story. As soon as I did, I could have the character trying to do something about it or have the problem whack him between the eyes.
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Chris Isaak
I don't spend as much time on my hair as people think. I get out of the shower, whack some grease on there and I'm done.
8
Freddie Prinze
I was in seventh grade at St. Matthew's. The teachers would tell me, 'God loves you,' and then whack a ruler across my hand. 'Well,' I'd say, 'if God loves me, can you call God? Can you ask Him if it's all right that I didn't do my homework? If it's not, then let Him hit me.'
9
Geraldo Rivera
Mother Nature may be forgiving this year, or next year, but eventually she's going to come around and whack you. You've got to be prepared.
10
Richard Stengel
The number of great museums and nonprofits versus the number of corporate headquarters is incredibly out of whack.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WHACK»

Discover the use of whack in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to whack and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Magic Stack-N-Whack Quilts
More than 200 how-to illustrations and dozens of color plates detail the process fully.
Bethany S. Reynolds, Terri Nyman, 1998
2
A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative
This is the 25th anniversary edition of the creativity classic by Dr. Roger von Oech.
Roger von Oech, 2008
3
Whack Around the Head
Eden, creator of the Whack Around The Head methodology, is an Inner Leadership Coach, psychotherapist, and NLP trainer who debunks mumbo-jumbo of personal development, stripping away mystery, jargon, and hype with her transformative ...
Sharon Eden, 2011
4
Train Your People and Whack the Competition
Included here is guidance on company vision, business planning, recruitment, motivation, training and learning, communication and managing change.
Norrie Gilliland, 1998
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Whack-a-Mole: The Price We Pay for Expecting Perfection
Using examples from business, sports, parenting, driving and more, Whack-a-Mole profiles societys propensity to condemn and punish those who err.
David A. Marx, 2009
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Whack a Mole
In the wake of a series of grisly clues that point to the reemergence of a long-dormant serial killer, honor-driven Jersey shore cop John Ceepak and his wise-cracking rookie partner, Danny Boyle, confront an increasingly dangerous adversary ...
Chris Grabenstein, 2007
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At the Tea Party: The Wing Nuts, Whack Jobs and ...
Featuring contributions from a wide range of leading experts, 'At the Tea Party' looks at who is behind the movement, its rich sources of funding and extensive use of new technology, its appeal to women, the pervasive racism that underpins ...
Laura Flanders, 2010
8
Full Whack
A slick, razor-sharp novel, FULL WHACK is packed full of searing wit, scurrilous characters and nefarious knock-about.
Charlie Higson, 2009
9
Knick-knack Paddy Whack
A retelling of this classic song offers a brightly illustrated and interactive picture book with lift-the-flaps, pull-tabs, turning wheels, and other moving parts.
Paul O. Zelinsky, 2002
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Summary: A Whack on the Side of the Head - Roger Van Oech
This work offers a summary of the book "A WHACK ON THE SIDE OF THE HEAD: How You Can Be More Creative" by Roger Van Oech.In A Whack On The Side Of The Head, Van Oech argues that creative thinking can yield extremely positive results, and at ...
Must Read Summaries, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WHACK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term whack is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tom Khoury takes a whack at Lizzie
In recognition of the anniversary of the death of Andrew and Abby Borden, The Herald News is asking people to take a whack at putting the infamous Lizzie ... «Fall River Herald News, Jul 15»
2
Irish Docker Hurley cops his AFL whack
I came back with the flight and I got the whack," Hurley said. "They gave me a $30 voucher, though, so that made up for it." Hurley has played eight league ... «SBS, Jul 15»
3
The US plays whack-a-mole with the Islamic State
“If we try to do everything ourselves all across the Middle East, all across North Africa, we'll be playing whack-a-mole,” the president said Monday afternoon at ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
6 warning signs your work life is out of whack
... a superhero-like “lead by example” mindset and rapidly piled up a series of common leadership errors that served as warning signs of a work life out of whack: ... «L.A. Biz, Jun 15»
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Have You Seen This? Human whack-a-mole
Deseret Digital Media NewsOK publishes content from Deseret Digital Media, which has a network of websites that includes KSL.com, DeseretNews.com and ... «NewsOK.com, Jun 15»
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Cisco VP: Firms Must Stop Playing 'Whack-a-Mole' with Hackers
The growing number of large-scale, high-profile cyberattacks is evidence of something Martin Roesch has been predicting for several years now: the so-called ... «CIO Today, Apr 15»
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Amazon pulls 'Rescue the Anorexia Girl' app following backlash
Amazon has pulled "Rescue the Anorexia Girl," a Whack-a-Mole style game that encouraged players to throw food at a sickly girl. The controversial app spurred ... «New York Daily News, Apr 15»
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Obama's 'whack-a-mole' strategy against radical Islam may not be …
In this Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, photo, released by the U.S. Air Force, a pair of U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle flies over northern Iraq, after conducting airstrikes in Syria ... «The Oakland Press, Apr 15»
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O's whack-a-mole
And by refusing to even admit there's a big picture to see, he leaves himself playing whack-a-mole — and missing most of the moles. For example, he's pretty ... «New York Post, Apr 15»
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Taming ISIS on Twitter: More than a game of whack-a-mole
J.M. Berger is co-author of ISIS: The State of Terror with Jessica Stern and a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World. «CNN, Mar 15»

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