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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun smacking:
Definition of smacking
What does smacking mean?
- the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand
Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for smacking
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It Hurts You Inside (1998)
Children Talking about Smacking by Carolyne Willow, Tina Hyder
adults know how to smack safely; children need to be smacked to avoid hurling themselves; adults smack children when they are under pressure in public spaces; smacking is a good way of disciplining children. We will now take each belief in ...
Happy Children Through Positive Parenting (2012)
by Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer
Smacking is an act of power.
Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting (2012)
The Revolutionary Programme That Transforms Family Life by Noël Janis-Norton
Smacking is a controversial discipline strategy.
Encyclopedia of Depression (2010)
by Linda Wasmer Andrews
excessive saliva, increased hunger, insomnia, lack of coordination, lip smacking, male infertility, muscle stiffness or weakness, rapid heartbeat, restlessness, sedation, sensitivity to sunlight, sexual problems, skin rash, and slurred speech.
The ladies' lexicon and parlour companion (1870)
containing nearly every word in the English language and exhibiting the plurals of nouns and the participles of verbs ... adapted to the use of ... schools by William Grimshaw
smacking , past smacked: s. smack. SMACK. s. A kind of ship. SMALL. adj. Little, slender, minute s. smallness. SMALL'CRAFT. s. Vessels ...
Nothnagel's Encyclopedia of practical medicine (1902)
by Hermann Nothnagel
The burning and tickling in the throat are relieved by swallowing movements and smacking with the tongue when peppermint lozenges and everything else fail. The stinging in the ears is diminished by pressure of the finger in the meatus, ...
The encyclopedia of practical horticulture (1914)
a reference system of commercial horticulture, covering the practical and scientific phases of horticulture, with special reference to fruits and vegetables by William Worthington
the smacking of lips, which is useful in identifying this long-tailed, thicket- haunting bird, which does not much relish close scrutiny. The brown thrasher is not so fond of fruit as the catbird and mocker, but devours a much larger percentage of ...
Encyclopedia of Radio 3-Volume Set (2013)
by Christopher H. Sterling
precedence over the political, and anything smacking overtly of propaganda was dropped (on the principle that those living under Nazi occupation had heard enough of it already). This approach continues to be effective for the VOA to this day.
Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste (2012)
The Social Science of Garbage by Carl A. Zimring, William L. Rathje
The dynamic of this particular crisis not only compelled a desperate intrastate waste trade, pitting states against one another; it also permitted a pathetic international waste trade, smacking of forms of systemic predatory violence called ...
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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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