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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A forceful, resounding blow.
  • n. The sound of such a blow; a thud.
  • transitive v. To strike or smash into with resounding impact.
  • intransitive v. To smash with great force.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a forceful blow
  • n. the sound of such a blow; a thud
  • v. to strike or smash (into) something with great force or impact

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. hit hard

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(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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