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buffet1

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buffet1

 
pronunciation:
buh fiht
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: buffeted, buffeting, buffets
definition: to hit or strike against.
The waves buffeted the pier.
synonyms:
beat, hit
similar words:
bash, catch, pound, punch, slap, strike, thwack, whack
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to advance by force against adversity.
The small airplane buffeted against the high winds.
similar words:
battle, contend, struggle
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a forceful blow, as with a club or fist.
The buffet to his head made the fighter stagger.
synonyms:
blow
similar words:
bash, box, clip, cuff, hit, pummel, punch, slap, thwack, whack
definition 2: a jarring impact, such as that produced by a blow.
synonyms:
jolt, shock
similar words:
bump, impact
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