A smack is a slap or blow made with the palm of a hand or something else that's flat. Instead of giving your dog a smack for chasing the cat, you should speak calmly and firmly to him.

Smack also describes the sound of a smack, like when your Frisbee hits your neighbor's house with a smack. It's a verb too: "I'm tempted to smack you for saying that about my brother." Sometimes, smack takes the form of a descriptive adverb: "I ran smack into the mailbox while I was texting and walking." Informally, a smack can also be a kiss, or an eager movement of the lips in anticipation of something delicious.

Definitions of smack
  1. noun
    a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
    synonyms: slap
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    type of:
    blow, bump
    an impact (as from a collision)
  2. noun
    the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand
    synonyms: slap, smacking
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    a slap with the flat of the hand
    type of:
    blow, buffet
    a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
  3. verb
    deliver a hard blow to
    synonyms: thwack
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    type of:
    deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
  4. verb
    have an element suggestive (of something)
    “his speeches smacked of racism”
    synonyms: reek, smell
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    type of:
    evoke, paint a picture, suggest
    call to mind
  5. verb
    have a distinctive or characteristic taste
    synonyms: taste
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    type of:
    savor, savour, taste
    have flavor; taste of something
  6. noun
    the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    synonyms: flavor, flavour, nip, relish, sapidity, savor, savour, tang
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    a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons
    a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans
    type of:
    gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation
    the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
  7. verb
    press (the lips) together and open (the lips) noisily, as in eating
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    type of:
    emit, let loose, let out, utter
    express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
  8. verb
    kiss lightly
    synonyms: peck
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    type of:
    buss, kiss, osculate, snog
    touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.
  9. noun
    an enthusiastic kiss
    synonyms: smooch
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    a loud kiss
    type of:
    buss, kiss, osculation
    the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
  10. noun
    street names for heroin
    synonyms: big H, hell dust, nose drops, scag, skag, thunder
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    type of:
    diacetylmorphine, heroin
    a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative; intravenous injection provides the fastest and most intense rush
  11. noun
    a sailing ship (usually rigged like a sloop or cutter) used in fishing and sailing along the coast
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    type of:
    sailing ship, sailing vessel
    a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
  12. adverb
    synonyms: bang, bolt, slap, slapdash
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