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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.


Synonymspull


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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