smack down

smack someone down

1. Lit. to knock a person down or cause a person to retreat with a slap or a blow. He tried to touch her again and she smacked him down. She smacked down the rude fellow.
2. Fig. to rebuke someone. she smacked him down by telling him that he didn't fit in there anymore. He has a way of smacking down people who ask stupid questions.
See also: down, smack

smack something down (on something)

 and smack something down (onto something)
to slap something down onto something. He smacked his bet down onto the table, angry with his mounting losses. Todd smacked down his hand on the table. She smacked her dollar down and grabbed up the newspaper.
See also: down, smack
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He probably has spent weeks bragging to the staff about how he himself should have been a standup and that he's going to make the comedian look like Gok Wan after a WWF wrestling smack down.
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The FTC needs to smack down the rest of the alcopop industry, and state and local governments need to ban sales or severely restrict these youth-endangering products.
If you smack down hard on it like a paved runway, it can create waves in the ice and crack," Taylor said.
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Will Mitt Romney smack down Rick Santorum in Ohio, or will it go the other way around?
However, when Ventura's titanium implant set off a metal detector in November and was subjected to a pat-down, the 59-year-old was about ready to lay the smack down.
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My father, along with his encouragement, also brought me smack down to earth.
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But, I brought gusto to the topic, probably because I was paired against a boy I had a secret crush on and considered a verbal smack down in front of the entire congregation the surest way to get his attention.