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clout

clout

 
 
pronunciation:
klaUt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a powerful blow or stroke, esp. with the fist.
similar words:
blow, hit, paste, poke, punch
definition 2: (informal) influence or power to persuade.
If you want action, he's the best person to speak to since he has a lot of clout with the president.I have very little clout in these matters, so I really can't help you.
similar words:
leverage, pull, say, strength
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: clouted, clouting, clouts
definition: to strike a powerful blow, esp. with the fist.
similar words:
hit, paste, poke, punch
derivation: clouter (n.)