clout

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈklaʊt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/klaʊt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(klout)

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clout

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [powerful, sharp, sudden, quick, painful] clout [to, on]
  2. got a clout on the [head, neck, back, shoulder]
  3. gave him a clout round the ear
  4. gave the ball a [massive, huge, powerful] clout
  5. has a lot of clout in [Congress, Parliament, Washington]
  6. still has considerable clout in the [committee, department, organization]
  7. still [wields, pulls, carries] a lot of clout
  8. must have a lot of clout [given, considering, if]
  9. doesn't [have, hold] much clout (with)
v
  1. clouted him on the [head, back, foot]
  2. clouted me round the [head, ears]
  3. clouted the [boy, intruder, attacker, mugger]
  4. clouted him with [a bag, a bat, a stick, an open hand]
  5. clouted the ball [upfield, to the striker, 60 yards]
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