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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun smacking:
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Definition of the noun smacking
What does smacking mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: smackings
- the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand
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by Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer
Smacking is an act of power.
by Yan Huang
The use of as a part of good parental correction seems to presuppose that smacking is a part of good parental correction. If it is a part of good parental correction, it should of course not be a criminal offence in New Zealand. In other words, the ...
by Jagjit Singh Dosanjh, Paul Avtar Singh Ghuman
Smacking is a basic animal instinct. It is along the lines of a lion and a lion cub...
Tenderly Taming Teenagers (2004)
by Liz Cowan
Smacking is a quick fix. But when children grow into teenagers, parents then hit a huge obstacle - smacking or beating does not modify teenage behaviour favourably - it makes it worse. Our aim as parents is to facilitate a process whereby our ...
These movements produce lip pursing, pouting, retracting, smacking, sucking, and licking, tongue writhing and ...
by Paul A. Rees
smacking. 1. Behaviour performed by many OLD WORLD MONKEY species, which may be a positive social communication and is possibly associated with social status. May have evolved into speechin humans. 2. ASTEREOTYPIC ...
by William Dwight Whitney
The word is commonly but erroneously regarded as identical with smack2, as if ' taste' proceeds from 'smacking the lips.'] 1. To have a taste ; have a certain flavor; suggest a certain thing by its flavor. [It] smacketh like pepper. Bant, Alvearle ...
A Complete Encyclopedic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific, and Technological by John Ogilvie
smak, a smacking noise such as is made in eating; D. smakken, to smack the lips.] 1. To have a taste; to bj tinctured with any particular taste. 'It smacketh like pepper.' Barret— 2. To have a tincture or quality infused; to show the presence or ...
by John Ogilvie
smak, a smacking noise such as is made in eating; D. smakken, to smack the lips.) 1. To have a taste; to (•- tinctured with any particular taste. 'It tmacketh like pepper.' Barret — 2. To have a tincture or quality infused ; to show the presence or ...
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Scrabble value of S1M3A1C3K5I1N1G2
The value of this 8-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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