to beat soundly; thrash.
Informal. to strike with a vigorous blow; belt; sock: After two strikes, he walloped the ball out of the park.
Informal. to defeat thoroughly, as in a game.
Chiefly Scot. to flutter, wobble, or flop about.
Informal. to move violently and clumsily: The puppy walloped down the walk.
(of a liquid) to boil violently.
Obsolete. to gallop.
a vigorous blow.
the ability to deliver vigorous blows, as in boxing: That fist of his packs a wallop.
the ability to effect a forceful impression; punch: That ad packs a wallop.
a pleasurable thrill; kick: The joke gave them all a wallop.
Informal. a violent, clumsy movement; lurch.
Obsolete. a gallop.
- wal·lop·er, noun
- outwallop, verb (used with object)
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How to use wallop in a sentence
So instead of taking those expenses gradually as credits actually go delinquent, banks now must take the entire wallop upfront.Bank of America just ended a weak quarter—but there were 3 little-noticed bright spots | Shawn Tully | October 18, 2020 | Fortune
In both of those states, Obama was getting walloped by Mitt Romney—by 14 and 20 points, respectively.Democrats’ Best Weapon for Midterms: Fear of a Red Senate | Michael Tomasky | February 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Still, Romney led with his chin, and the president walloped him.
When Santorum walloped Romney in the Louisiana primary, it was treated as an inside-the-paper story.Rick Santorum Faces Triple Wipeout in Wisconsin, Maryland, and D.C. | Howard Kurtz | April 2, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
They may have saved his bacon in Ohio, where he walloped Santorum in this age bracket by 15 points.
There, the Texas congressman was absolutely walloped by Mitt Romney by 44 points.Super Tuesday Surprises: Catholics for Romney, Women for Santorum, and More | Ben Jacobs | March 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ef Id had your peak I wouldnt of walloped pots in a galley all my natural.Cursed | George Allan England
Anyhow, they've got to knuckle down by six o'clock to-night or they'll be jolly well walloped.In Brief Authority | F. Anstey
Once, whin the sea walloped over our little craft, he grinned across at me.
Jimmy thought maybe Smokey needed a little Christian Science and walloped him as an experiment.
And because the other newsboys tried to, Jimmy walloped the whole lot of them all over again.
British Dictionary definitions for wallop
(tr) informal to beat soundly; strike hard
(tr) informal to defeat utterly
(intr) dialect to move in a clumsy manner
(intr) (of liquids) to boil violently
informal a hard blow
informal the ability to hit powerfully, as of a boxer
informal a forceful impression
British a slang word for beer
an obsolete word for gallop
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with wallop
see pack a punch (wallop).
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