1 verb (T)
1 to hit a child with your hand in order to punish them: To bed now, or I'll smack your bottom!
2 to hit something against something else so that it makes a short loud noise: smack sth against/into etc: He smacked his fist against his palm.
3 smack your lips to make a short loud noise with your lips because you are hungry
4 BrE informal to hit someone hard with your closed hand; punch 1 (1): Say that again and I'll smack you!
smack of sth phrasal verb (T) if something smacks of dishonesty, desperation etc it seems to contain some of that quality: I don't want to say anything that smacks of disloyalty. 2 noun
1 (C)
a) a hit made with your hand held flat, especially to punish a child: Quiet, or I'll give you a smack!
b) BrE informal a hard hit with your closed hand; punch 2 (1)
2 (C) a short loud noise caused especially when something hits something else
3 give sb a smack on the lips/cheek informal to kiss someone
4 have a smack at BrE informal to try to do something
5 (U) slang heroin (=a dangerous illegal drug)
6 (C) a small fishing boat
3 adverb informal
1 exactly or directly in the middle or in front of something: smack in the middle/in front of etc: There was a hole smack in the middle of the floor. | smack-bang BrE
/smack-dab AmE: The plane was stuck there, smack-dab in the middle of the lake!
2 if something moves smack into or against something, it hits it with a lot of force, making a loud noise: The car ran smack into the side of the bus.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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