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English noun: clout

1. clout (communication) a target used in archery

Broader (hypernym)mark, target

2. clout (attribute) special advantage or influence

SamplesThe chairman's nephew has a lot of pull.


Broader (hypernym)advantage, vantage

3. clout (artifact) a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood

Synonymsclout nail

Broader (hypernym)nail

4. clout (act) (boxing) a blow with the fist

SamplesI gave him a clout on his nose.

Synonymsbiff, lick, poke, punch, slug

Broader (hypernym)blow

Narrower (hyponym)counter, counterpunch, haymaker, hook, jab, knockout punch, KO punch, parry, rabbit punch, sucker punch, Sunday punch

Domain categoryboxing, fisticuffs, pugilism

English verb: clout

1. clout (contact) strike hard, especially with the fist

SamplesHe clouted his attacker.

ExamplesThe fighter managed to clout his opponent

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)strike

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