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    "give it a smack"

    Can the expression "give (it) a smack" have any other meaning than just "to kiss someone with a loud noise" or "hit forcefully" ? Can it also mean "give it a try" for example?

    Thank you!

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    Re: "give it a smack"

    Quote Originally Posted by Graver View Post
    Can the expression "give (it) a smack" have any other meaning than just "to kiss someone with a loud noise" or "hit forcefully" ? Can it also mean "give it a try" for example?

    Thank you!

    Could anyone answer my question please??

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    #3

    Re: "give it a smack"

    Actually, a smack doesn't have to be a very hard hit at all.

    With "it" I'm less likely to assume you give it a loud kiss. "Give him a smack" might make me think that (though I'd still think you hit him, unless it says something like "I puckered up and gave him a big smack on the lips.")

    I've never heard it mean "I gave it a try."

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