After whacking North Carolina, Hurricane Irene made its second landfall in New Jersey Sunday morning.
With each swipe of a pen signing my name on a check it felt like someone was whacking my lower extremities with a golf club.
Stop players from whacking each other with outmoded equipment.
The cudgel that President Obama is whacking House Republicans with is the cudgel they themselves put in his hand.
No matter: Newt seemed pleased with himself for whacking the paper.
He had reminded her of it by whacking his hand against his thigh.
Dear old maddest of created 'Caesars,' I feel as if I were whacking at him yet!
Then you would have a whacking big fleet in the Channel, and several others in different parts of the world.
Shouldst thou fail, it will be a whacking with staves for thine.
Then begins the fun of the fair—all is slashing and whacking, and the hardest skull generally comes off the best.
"to strike sharply," 1719, probably of imitative origin. The noun is from 1737. The word in out of whack (1885) is perhaps the slang meaning "share, just portion" (1785), which may be from the notion of the blow that divides, or the rap of the auctioneer's hammer.
Very big; whopping: After that she got a whacking big raise (1806+)
[probably echoic; in second verb sense, the use of whacks, ''any form of force,'' is attested among Chicago gunmen in 1932]