Definitions for wallopˈwɒl əp
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a forceful consequence; a strong effect
"the book had an important impact on my thinking"; "the book packs a wallop"
a severe blow
whack, wham, whop, wallop(verb)
"The teacher whacked the boy"
defeat soundly and utterly
"We'll wallop them!"
to move quickly, but with great effort; to gallop
a quick, rolling movement; a gallop
to boil with a continued bubbling or heaving and rolling, with noise
to move in a rolling, cumbersome manner; to waddle
to be slatternly
to beat soundly; to flog; to whip
to wrap up temporarily
to throw or tumble over
a thick piece of fat
Origin: [Probably fr. AS. weallan to spring up, to boil or bubble. 147. See Well, n. & v. i.]
Wallop was originally designed as an Internet social network service from Microsoft Research. As a startup, the company behind Wallop was backed by $13 million from Microsoft and venture capitalists including Norwest Venture Partners, Bay Partners and Consor Capital. While the Wallop team was working on launching their website, however, the expansion to platforms of other social networks and their opening up of APIs led to Wallop's changing directions. Instead of trying to compete with these already established social networking providers, the company scrapped their Beta application and, as stated in their website, "Wallop retooled their product and focused on developing cutting-edge applications for leading social networking platforms like Facebook, and Bebo". As of 2008, the company left its social networking service model and went into creating applications for other social networking sites instead.
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