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adverb as in directly, exactly

noun as in strike, often with hand

verb as in strike, often with hand

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This year’s top engineering feats smack of the sort of sci-fi future-gazing you can find in retro issues of Popular Science.

Kyra often smacks herself on the side of the head with her hand or bites her palm so hard she draws blood, said her mother, Ka Wade.

Then imagine a raging river where the water smacks into the piling and becomes turbulent.

DART will travel to the 780-meter asteroid Didymos, where, in the fall of 2022, it will smack into Didymos’s 160-meter moonlet Dimorphos at well over 14,000 miles per hour.

To better understand the Hyades cluster, Oh and Evans compared the speed of stars smack in the center to those escaping from it.

To the uninitiated, this might smack of poor taste and inappropriate timing.

On the first day of shooting, Kallai and his film crew found themselves smack-dab in the middle of a war zone.

His brother Sidronio immediately took over, and the Windy City reported no shortage of smack.

In the SMU study it was found that children lasted about 10 minutes after a smack before they started misbehaving again.

Yes, Hillary Clinton talked some smack on Barack Obama to Jeff Goldberg in that interview.

Scotch shrewdness has occasionally a certain smack of mild hypocrisy, which, however, does no harm to anyone.

The little bullet-headed Jim was drafted off to the workhouse school, and from thence to a small fishing-smack.

The new smack was flying a flag at her masthead, but Jim could not read well enough to make out the inscription on the flag.

On one grey Sunday morning a pretty smack came creeping through the fleet.

The skipper of the smack invited Jim to go below, and handed him a steaming mug of tea.


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On this page you'll find 150 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to smack, such as: bang, squarely, plumb/plum, right, sharp, and square.

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