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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (boxing) a blow with the fist; A short nail with a flat head; Special advantage or influence; A target used in archery v. - Strike hard, especially with the fist.

Usage examples (41)
  • I gave him a clout on his nose
  • The industry's clout is more than financial, however.
  • The reason the NRA has clout is that it is monolithic and big.
  • Groups with a lot of members gain clout, but those groups also gain strife. for more
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