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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?
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."