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English noun: welt

1. welt (state) a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions

Synonymswale, weal, wheal

Broader (hypernym)harm, hurt, injury, trauma

2. welt (artifact) a raised or strengthened seam

Broader (hypernym)seam

English verb: welt

1. welt (contact) beat severely with a whip or rod

SamplesThe teacher often flogged the students.
The children were severely trounced.

ExamplesThey want to welt the prisoners

Synonymsflog, lash, lather, slash, strap, trounce, whip

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

Broader (hypernym)beat, beat up, work over

Narrower (hyponym)birch, cat, cowhide, flagellate, horsewhip, leather, scourge, switch

2. welt (change) put a welt on

SamplesWelt the shoes.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)add

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