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whack (one)

1. To strike one very forcefully. He whacked me on the head for speaking out of turn. Stop swinging that tree branch around. You're going to whack someone with it if you're not careful!
2. slang To murder or arrange the murder of one. Used especially in relation to organized crime. The guy is such a psycho. He'd whack you just for looking at him the wrong way! The mob whacks anyone who testifies against them in court.
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whack out

1. slang To cause one to enter a state of extreme exhaustion, especially such that one cannot think or react properly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "whack" and "out." The jetlag from these transatlantic flights always whacks me out really badly. You don't want to whack out your employees with such long work weeks, or their productivity will start to suffer.
2. slang To intoxicate one, especially to the point of incoherence, belligerence, or senselessness. A noun or pronoun can be used between "whack" and "out." I'm usually able to keep it together when I smoke weed, but that stuff whacked me out last night! Tom was so whacked out at the party that he couldn't speak properly by the end of the night.
3. slang To murder or arrange the murder of one. Used especially in relation to organized crime. A noun or pronoun can be used between "whack" and "out." The guy is such a psycho. He'd whack someone out just for looking at him the wrong way! The mob whacks out anyone who testifies against them in court.
4. slang To produce, create, or assemble something very hurriedly, haphazardly, or lazily. A noun or pronoun can be used between "whack" and "out." You could tell he had whacked the essay out at the very last minute. The software is in need of some major updates, but the company seems content to whack out a few measly performance patches throughout the year.
5. slang To present or bring forth something very suddenly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "whack" and "out." He suddenly whacked out a voice recorder and revealed that he had been recording everything I said. She whacked a camera out and took pictures of everyone at the ceremony.
See also: out, whack

whack up

1. To strike someone or something repeatedly and very forcefully; to thrash someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "whack" and "up." The poor animal spent most of its life in a cage getting whacked up by its owners, before we managed to rescue it. My mama used to whack me up when I misbehaved as a kid.
2. To control or dominate someone or some group very thoroughly or severely. A noun or pronoun can be used between "whack" and "up." They really whacked our team up during the first half of the game, but we managed to make one heck of a comeback in the second. The prosecutor whacked up the defendant during the cross-examination.
3. To post or present something that one has assembled, produced, or created, especially very suddenly, hurriedly, or haphazardly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "whack" and "up." The company has whacked up yet another list of rules and regulations. You're never going to make it as a YouTuber if you're content to just whack a new video up every now and then.
See also: up, whack
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whack someone or something up

Sl. to damage someone or something. Bob got mad at Greg and whacked him up. Clara whacked up her car yesterday.
See also: up, whack
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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