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Definition of the noun smacking

What does smacking mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: smackings

  1. the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of smacking: slap / smack
    • more generic word: blow = a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
    • more specific word: spank = a slap with the flat of the hand

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for smacking

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Google previewIt 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 ...

Google previewHappy Children Through Positive Parenting (2012)

by Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer

Smacking is an act of power.

Google previewCalmer, Easier, Happier Parenting (2012)

The Revolutionary Programme That Transforms Family Life by Noël Janis-Norton

Smacking is a controversial discipline strategy.

Google previewEncyclopedia 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.

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewNothnagel'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, ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia 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.

Google previewEncyclopedia 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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