NOTE: compare carefully to sense 2. This sense may include instances of WHACK NP PP[+directional (off)] Remember that with these instances, you cannot move the NP after the PP: Ex: The taxi whacked him off his scooter. *The taxi whacked off him his scooter. Compare to Sense 2: Instances that do not originally contain [+directional (off)] will not be able to take the particle: The hitter whacked the ball. * The hitter whacked off the ball./The hitter whacked the ball off.
My mate had whacked him with a baseball bat.
One day, people walking behind him really whacked the back of his head
The actor shook off a scary fall after a taxi whacked him off his Italian motor scooter.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: Is: WHACK OFF (no sexual connotations)
NOTE: compare carefully to sense 1; in the VPC use, the NP can split the verb and particle, or appear after the particle: Ex: The salesman whacked twenty percent off. The salesman whacked off twenty percent.
She grabbed a huge chunk of my hair and whacked it off at my scalp.
I resorted to using a pruning sheers and whacked the knapweed off at the base.
They just whacked about 14 percent off the asking price on one of the units.
To solve this problem the Julian calendar was whacked off by about ten days in October.
Commentary: Includes: WHACK OFF (no sexual connotations)
I'd side with her if the husband had been brutalizing her and she whacked him off to end the abuse.