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Definition 1: (boxing) a blow with the fist - [noun denoting act]

Samples where clout or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I gave him a clout on his nose

Synonyms for clout in the sense of this definition

(clout is a kind of ...) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

(... is a kind of clout ) a return punch (especially by a boxer)

(... is a kind of clout ) a hard punch that renders the opponent unable to continue boxing

(... is a kind of clout ) a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent

(... is a kind of clout ) a quick short straight punch

(... is a kind of clout ) a short chopping blow to the back of the neck

(... is a kind of clout ) an unexpected punch

(clout belongs to category ...) fighting with the fists

Definition 2: a short nail with a flat head; used to attach sheet metal to wood - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for clout in the sense of this definition

(clout is a kind of ...) a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

Definition 3: special advantage or influence - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where clout or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull

Synonyms for clout in the sense of this definition

(clout is a kind of ...) the quality of having a superior or more favorable position

"the experience gave him the advantage over me"

Definition 4: a target used in archery - [noun denoting communication]

(clout is a kind of ...) a reference point to shoot at

"his arrow hit the mark"

Definition 5: strike hard, especially with the fist - [verb of contact]

Samples where clout or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He clouted his attacker

(clout is a kind of ...) deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

"The teacher struck the child" "the opponent refused to strike" "The boxer struck the attacker dead"

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