verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to cut off or separate with a blow: The cook whacked off the fish's head.
- Slang: Vulgar. to masturbate.
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Idioms for whack
Origin of whack1
OTHER WORDS FROM whackwhacker, noun
Words nearby whack
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Example sentences from the Web for whack
A nicer environment could reset to normal the stress responses that had been thrown out of whack by early-life trauma, these studies showed.
CFOs overwhelmingly think the valuation for stocks is out of whack, with 84% of respondents describing equities as overvalued.Hurricane Laura and the Fed pack a one-two punch, pushing global stocks lower|Bernhard Warner|August 27, 2020|Fortune
The problem with meetings is that the proportion of good use of time and bad use of time is out of whack.How to Make Meetings Less Terrible (Ep. 389 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|May 28, 2020|Freakonomics
Say the Democrats: When all else fails, whack them on Social Security.
But this new flavor of rhetorical flimflam is still pretty, well, whack.
Why is he dialing down the humor and dialing up the moralizing, throwing his immaculate comedic balance out of whack?Why I Fell in Love With ‘Louie’ Again, Artistic Pretensions and All|Andrew Romano|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Apple is working on an automatic alert system that rings a doctor if blood sugar or blood pressure gets out of whack.Apple Health App Plays to Our Laziness—and It’s Brilliant|Gregory Ferenstein|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First, Herz argues, our ability to weigh risk is out of whack, because CrossFit is more like a sport than a Pilates class.
I just want to get one whack at him for taking our wood and those doughnuts and cakes of chocolate.Ned, Bob and Jerry on the Firing Line|Clarence Young
Then facing one another, suddenly advance and bring their breasts together with a whack.Stanley in Africa|James P. Boyd
Real man-size eruption would have wiped the whole thing off the map, first whack.The Mystery|Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
Well, there's a little more packin' to do; then I thought I'd go down to that parsonage and take a whack at the cobwebs.Keziah Coffin|Joseph C. Lincoln
Sile, you put that dipper in that milk agin, an' I'll whack you till your head'll swim!Other Main-Travelled Roads|Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for whack
Derived forms of whackwhacker, noun
Word Origin for whack
Idioms and Phrases with whack
In addition to the idioms beginning with whack
- whacked out
- whack off
- have a crack (whack) at
- out of kilter (whack)