from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To beat soundly; thrash.
- transitive v. To strike with a hard blow.
- transitive v. To defeat thoroughly.
- intransitive v. To move in a rolling, clumsy manner; waddle.
- intransitive v. To boil noisily. Used of a liquid.
- n. A hard or severe blow.
- n. The ability to strike a powerful blow: has a punch that delivers a wallop.
- n. The capacity to create a forceful effect: "Therein lies the novel's emotional wallop and moral message” ( George F. Will).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A heavy blow, punch.
- n. A person's ability to throw such punches.
- n. An emotional impact, psychological force.
- n. A thrill, emotionally excited reaction.
- n. anything produced by a process that involves boiling; Beer, tea, whitewash.
- n. A thick piece of fat.
- v. To rush hastily
- v. To flounder, wallow
- v. To boil noisily
- v. To strike heavily, thrash soundly.
- v. To trounce, beat by wide.
- v. To write a message to all operators on an Internet Relay Chat server.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To move quickly, but with great effort; to gallop.
- n. A quick, rolling movement; a gallop.
- intransitive v. To boil with a continued bubbling or heaving and rolling, with noise.
- intransitive v. To move in a rolling, cumbersome manner; to waddle.
- intransitive v. To be slatternly.
- transitive v. To beat soundly; to flog; to whip.
- transitive v. To wrap up temporarily.
- transitive v. To throw or tumble over.
- n. A thick piece of fat.
- n. A blow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To boil with a continued bubbling or heaving and rolling of the liquor, accompanied with noise.
- To move quickly with great but somewhat clumsy effort; gallop. See gallop.
- n. A quick motion with much agitation or effort; a gallop.
- To castigate; beat soundly; drub; thrash.
- To tumble over; dash down.
- n. A severe blow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. hit hard
- n. a severe blow
- n. a forceful consequence; a strong effect
- v. defeat soundly and utterly
Middle English walopen, to gallop, from Old North French *waloper; see wel-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English wallopen ("gallop"), from Anglo-Norman, from Old Northern French walop ("gallop (noun)") and waloper ("to gallop (verb)") (compare Old French galoper, whence modern French galoper), from Frankish *wala hlaupan ("to run well") from *wala ("well") + *hlaupan ("to run"), from Proto-Germanic *hlaupanan (“to run, leap, spring”), from Proto-Indo-European *klaup-, *klaub- (“to spring, stumble”). Possibly also derived from a deverbal of Frankish walhlaup ("battle run") from *wal ("battlefield") from a Proto-Germanic word meaning "dead, victim, slain" from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (“death in battle, killed in battle”) + *hlaup ("course, track") from *hlaupan ("to run"). Compare the doublet gallop. (Wiktionary)
From the acronym: write [to] all operators (Wiktionary)