clout
[klaʊt]
NOUN
clouts (plural noun)
  1. informal
    a heavy blow with the hand or a hard object.
    "a clout round the ear"
    synonyms:
    smack · slap · thump · punch · blow · hit · knock · bang · cuff · box ·
    spanking · spank · tap · clip · whack · wallop · clobbering · sock
  2. informal
    influence or power, especially in politics or business.
    "I knew she carried a lot of clout"
    synonyms:
  3. archaic
    a piece of cloth or article of clothing.
  4. archery
    a target twelve times the usual size, placed flat on the ground with a flag marking its centre and used in long-distance shooting.
    • a long-distance shot that hits a clout.
  5. short for clout nail.
VERB
clouts (third person present) · clouted (past tense) · clouted (past participle) · clouting (present participle)
  1. informal
    hit (someone or something) hard.
    "I clouted him round the head"
    synonyms:
    hit · strike · punch · smack · slap · cuff · thump · beat · batter · pound ·
    pummel · thrash · rap · spank · buffet · hammer · bang · knock · box someone's ears · wallop · belt · whack · clobber · sock · clip · bop · biff · swipe · tan · lay one on
  2. archaic
    mend with a patch.
    "he helps the women clout their pans"
    synonyms:
    repair · fix · put back together · piece together · patch up · restore ·
    sew (up) · stitch · darn · patch · cobble · botch · vamp (up) · rehabilitate · renew · renovate · redevelop · overhaul · recondition · rebuild · refurbish · make whole · make well · cure · heal · fettle · spetch · ranter · clout · tinker · beet
    antonyms:
    break · tear
ORIGIN
Old English clūt (in the sense ‘a patch or metal plate’); related to Dutch kluit ‘lump, clod’, also to cleat and clot. The shift of sense to ‘heavy blow’, which dates from late Middle English, is difficult to explain; possibly the change occurred first in the verb (from ‘put a patch on’ to ‘hit hard’).
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he helps the women clout their pans.
I knew she carried a lot of clout.
I clouted him round the head.
a clout round the ear.
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Laguages Translations
Arabic (NOUN)كلاوت, النفوذ, نفوذ, نفوذا
Bangla সাজা
Bosnian (Latin) šelna
Bulgarian (NOUN)влияние
Cantonese (Traditional) 影響力
Catalan (NOUN)influència
Chinese Simplified 影响力
Chinese Traditional 影響力
Croatian (NOUN)šelna, težinu, krpa
Czech (NOUN)vliv
Danish (NOUN)slagkraft, pondus, gennemslagskraft
Dutch (NOUN)slagkracht, invloed
Estonian mõjuvõimu
Filipino pumalo
Finnish (NOUN)painoarvoa, vaikutusvaltaa
French (NOUN)influence
German (NOUN)Schlagkraft, Einfluss
Greek (NOUN)επιρροή, πανιού
Haitian Creole piston
Hebrew השפעה
Hindi (NOUN)रसूख, दबदबा, ताकत
Hungarian (NOUN)befolyásának, pofon
Indonesian (NOUN)pengaruh
Italian (NOUN)cencio, peso
Japanese (NOUN)影響力, クラウト, 強打
Kiswahili nguvu zake
Korean (NOUN)영향력, 강타
Latvian (NOUN)autoritāte, ietekme
Lithuanian (NOUN)sudavimas, skuduras, įtaką
Norwegian Bokmål innflytelse
Persian (NOUN)نفوذ
Polish (NOUN)siłę
Portuguese (NOUN)cacife, influência, cunhas
Querétaro Otomi influencia
Romanian (NOUN)palmă, influenţa, potcoavă
Russian (NOUN)ППТЮ, блат, влияние
Serbian (Cyrillic) Шелна
Serbian (Latin) Šelna
Slovak (NOUN)vplyv
Slovenian (NOUN)moč
Spanish (NOUN)influencia, tortazo
Swedish (NOUN)slagkraft, inflytande, tyngd
Tamil வலிமை
Telugu క్లాన్
Thai การตี
Turkish (NOUN)prestij, nüfuzu
Ukrainian (NOUN)впливу
Urdu ڈکیانا
Vietnamese (NOUN)khăn
Welsh (NOUN)dylanwad
Yucatec Maya influencia
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