Definition of spank:
hook, chastise, flog, pick, dabble, clap, smash, slug, crack, douse, thrash, bat, stroke, stun, lick, bastinado, bruise, waddle, smite, poke, hit, dodder, bash, stinger, defeat, wham, clip, box, totter, attack, surpass, chop, cudgel, bang, strike, blow, haymaker, plump, lash, whop, whack, bop, biff, pommel, pelt, batter, switch, paddle, castigate, larrup, belt, overcome, welt, slap, swat, cuff, beat up, scourge, smack, hack, fillip, splash around, spanking, toddle, spat, pound, wallop, belabor, thump, rap, stripe, conquer, thud, thwack, clout, bludgeon, punch, dab, bust, knock, buffet, slam, coggle, whip, swipe, sock, worst, beat, vanquish.
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