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5 definitions found
 for smacking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Smack \Smack\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Smacked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Smacking.] [OE. smaken to taste, have a taste, -- from the
     noun; cf. AS. smecan taste; akin to D. smaken, G. schmecken,
     OHG. smechen to taste, smach?n to have a taste (and, derived
     from the same source, G. schmatzen to smack the lips, to kiss
     with a sharp noise, MHG. smatzen, smackzeen), Icel. smakka to
     taste, Sw. smaka, Dan. smage. See 2d Smack, n.]
     1. To have a smack; to be tinctured with any particular
        taste.
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     2. To have or exhibit and indication or suggestion of the
        presence of any character or quality; to have a taste, or
        flavor; -- used with of; as, a remark smacking of
        contempt.
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              All sects, all ages, smack of this vice. --Shak.
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     3. To kiss with a close compression of the lips, so as to
        make a sound when they separate; to kiss with a sharp
        noise; to buss.
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     4. To make a noise by the separation of the lips after
        tasting anything.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Smacking \Smack"ing\, n.
     A sharp, quick noise; a smack.
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           Like the faint smacking of an after kiss. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Smacking \Smack"ing\ (sm[a^]k"[i^]ng), a.
     Making a sharp, brisk sound; hence, brisk; as, a smacking
     breeze.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  smacking
      n 1: the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an
           open hand [syn: smack, smacking, slap]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "smacking":
     active, activist, activistic, acute, aggressive, alive, animated,
     bouncing, bouncy, breezy, brisk, bubbly, chipper, dynamic,
     ebullient, effervescent, energetic, enterprising, enthusiastic,
     forceful, forcible, frisky, full of go, full of life, full of pep,
     go-go, hearty, impetuous, incisive, intense, keen, kinetic, live,
     lively, living, lusty, mercurial, mettlesome, militant, peppy,
     perky, pert, quicksilver, robust, snappy, spanking, spirited,
     sprightly, spry, strenuous, strong, take-charge, take-over,
     trenchant, vibrant, vigorous, vivacious, vivid, zestful, zesty,
     zingy, zippy
  
  

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