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Definitions for whack
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whacknoun

    the sound made by a sharp swift blow

  2. knock, belt, rap, whack, whangverb

    the act of hitting vigorously

    "he gave the table a whack"

  3. whack, wham, whop, wallopverb

    hit hard

    "The teacher whacked the boy"

Wiktionary

  1. whacknoun

    A blow, impact or slap.

  2. whacknoun

    A share or portion.

  3. whacknoun

    An attempt.

  4. whackverb

    To hit, slap or strike.

  5. whackverb

    To kill, bump off.

  6. whackverb

    To share or parcel out.

  7. Etymology: Onomatopoeic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whackverb

    to strike; to beat; to give a heavy or resounding blow to; to thrash; to make with whacks

  2. Whackverb

    to strike anything with a smart blow

  3. Whacknoun

    a smart resounding blow

  4. Etymology: [Cf. Thwack.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Whack

    hwak, v.t. to thwack: (slang) to parcel out, share.—v.i. to keep on striking: (slang) to settle accounts.—n. a blow: a stroke, share.—n. Whack′er (slang), something big.—adj. Whack′ing, very large, astounding. [Thwack.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. whack

    According to arch-hacker James Gosling (designer of NeWS, GOSMACS and Java), to “...modify a program with no idea whatsoever how it works.” (See whacker.) It is actually possible to do this in nontrivial circumstances if the change is small and well-defined and you are very good at glarking things from context. As a trivial example, it is relatively easy to change all stderr writes to stdout writes in a piece of C filter code which remains otherwise mysterious.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whack in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of whack in a Sentence

  1. Aaron Muderick:

    It doesn't work as well as I would expect, while the whack-a-mole game has gotten a little bit better, it still exists every single day.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    If we try to do everything ourselves all across the Middle East, all across North Africa, we'll be playing whack-a-mole and there'll be a whole lot of unintended consequences that ultimately make us less secure.

  3. Samm Sacks:

    If we continue to play the game of whack-a-mole with Chinese apps that are perceived as a threat, I don't think that makes us anymore secure.

  4. Trillium Asset Management:

    The sheer volume, magnitude, and frequency of Facebook's controversies strongly suggests that the company's whack-a-mole approach is insufficient - Facebook needs to institutionalize stronger risk oversight mechanisms.

  5. Holly Phillips:

    This checklist of 10 reasons your internal thermostat is out of whack can help you get a handle on why you're chronically freezing your butt off. You're too thin Low body weight — defined as a BMI hovering around 18.5 or under — can chill you out for a couple of reasons. First, when you're underweight, you lack an adequate level of body fat to insulate you from cold temperatures, explained Maggie Moon, RD, a Los Angeles – based nutritionist. The other thing is, to maintain that low BMI, you have to reduce your food intake so you likely aren't eating very much at all. Skimping on calories puts the brakes on your metabolism, so you don't create enough body heat. Consider putting on a few pounds by loading up on whole, healthy foods that contain lots of protein, fat, and complex carbohydrates. RELATED : Subtle Signs of Eating Disorders Your Thyroid is out of whack Add cold intolerance to the long list of health issues you can blame on the butterfly-shaped gland in your neck. Always being cold is a telltale sign of hypothyroidism, which means Your Thyroid doesn't secrete enough thyroid hormone.

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