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Another word for clout

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Noun
  1. A sudden sharp, powerful stroke

      1. A smooth viscous mixture, as of flour and water or of starch and water, that is used as an adhesive for joining light materials, such as paper and cloth.
      2. The moist clay or clay mixture used in making porcelain or pottery.
      3. A smooth dough of water, flour, and butter or other shortening, used in making pastry.
      1. The head.
      2. A blow, especially on the head.
      3. The human nose.
      1. A flexible band, as of leather or cloth, worn around the waist or over a shoulder to support clothing, secure tools or weapons, or serve as decoration.
      2. Something resembling a belt, as a number of machine-gun rounds attached together in a strip.
      3. An encircling route.
      1. To beat forcefully; thrash.
      2. To strike with a hard blow:
      3. To defeat thoroughly.
      1. To cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears:
      2. To make shorter by cutting; trim:
      3. To cut off the edge of:
      1. To hit or strike.
      2. A blow; a punch.
      1. To strike or punch.
      2. A blow or punch.
      1. To strike with a heavy, crushing blow:
      2. To beat or assault severely:
      3. To criticize (another) harshly, accusatorially, and threateningly:
      1. To strike with a heavy blow.
      2. To defeat soundly; thrash.
      3. A heavy blow; a sharp thud.
      1. A forceful, resounding blow.
      2. The sound of such a blow.
      3. To strike or crash into with resounding impact.
      1. To strike (someone or something) with a sharp blow; slap.
      2. To kill deliberately; murder.
      3. To deal a sharp, resounding blow.
      1. A strip, as of leather or other material, stitched into a shoe between the sole and the upper.
      2. A tape or covered cord sewn into a seam as reinforcement or trimming.
      3. A ridge or bump on the skin caused by a lash or blow or sometimes by an allergic reaction.
      1. To strike or hit with a flat object; whack.
      2. A hard blow with a flat object; a whack.
      1. To strike or hit with a sharp blow:
      2. To strike or try to strike something with a sharp blow:
      3. A sharp blow or hit.
      1. A short stocking reaching a point between the ankle and the knee.
      2. A windsock.
      3. A light shoe worn by comic actors in ancient Greek and Roman plays.
      1. A round bullet larger than buckshot.
      2. A shot of liquor.
      3. An amount of liquid, especially liquor, that is swallowed in one gulp; a swig.
      1. A unit of weight equal to 16 ounces (453.592 grams).
      2. A unit of apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces (373.242 grams).
      3. A unit of weight differing in various countries and times.
      1. To pass the tongue over or along:
      2. To lap up:
      3. To lap or flicker at like a tongue:
      1. To come into contact with forcefully; strike:
      2. To cause to come into contact:
      3. To deal a blow to:
      1. To break without complete separation of parts:
      2. To break or snap apart:
      3. To make a sharp snapping sound:
      1. A sudden hard stroke or hit, as with the fist or an object.
      2. An unexpected shock or calamity.
      3. An unexpected attack; an assault.
      1. A sudden loud noise, as of an explosion.
      2. A sudden loud blow or bump.
      3. A sudden burst of action:
  2. The power to produce an effect by indirect means

      1. To apply force to (something) so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the source of the force:
      2. To remove from a fixed position; extract:
      3. To tug at; jerk or tweak:
      1. A measure of the heaviness of an object:
      2. The force with which a body is attracted to Earth or another celestial body, equal to the product of the object's mass and the acceleration of gravity.
      3. A unit measure of gravitational force:
      1. To swing back and forth or to and fro.
      2. To incline or bend to one side; veer:
      3. To incline toward change, as in opinion or feeling:
      1. The action of a lever.
      2. The mechanical advantage of a lever.
      3. Positional advantage; power to act effectively:
      1. A power affecting a person, thing, or course of events, especially one that operates without any direct or apparent effort:
      2. Power to sway or affect based on prestige, wealth, ability, or position:
      3. A person who exerts such power:
    See also:

    affect

  3. Effective means of influencing, compelling, or punishing

      1. A tissue composed of fibers capable of contracting to effect bodily movement.
      2. A contractile organ consisting of a special bundle of muscle tissue, which moves a particular bone, part, or substance of the body:
      3. Muscular strength:
      1. A measure of the heaviness of an object:
      2. The force with which a body is attracted to Earth or another celestial body, equal to the product of the object's mass and the acceleration of gravity.
      3. A unit measure of gravitational force:
      1. The ability or capacity to act or do something effectively:
      2. A specific capacity, faculty, or aptitude:
      3. Physical strength or force exerted or capable of being exerted:
      1. The capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power:
      2. Power made operative against resistance; exertion:
      3. The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
Verb
  1. To deliver a powerful blow to suddenly and sharply

      1. A smooth viscous mixture, as of flour and water or of starch and water, that is used as an adhesive for joining light materials, such as paper and cloth.
      2. The moist clay or clay mixture used in making porcelain or pottery.
      3. A smooth dough of water, flour, and butter or other shortening, used in making pastry.
      1. The head.
      2. A blow, especially on the head.
      3. The human nose.
      1. A flexible band, as of leather or cloth, worn around the waist or over a shoulder to support clothing, secure tools or weapons, or serve as decoration.
      2. Something resembling a belt, as a number of machine-gun rounds attached together in a strip.
      3. An encircling route.
      1. To beat forcefully; thrash.
      2. To strike with a hard blow:
      3. To defeat thoroughly.
      1. To cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears:
      2. To make shorter by cutting; trim:
      3. To cut off the edge of:
      1. To hit or strike.
      2. A blow; a punch.
      1. To strike or punch.
      2. A blow or punch.
      1. To strike with a heavy blow.
      2. To defeat soundly; thrash.
      3. A heavy blow; a sharp thud.
      1. A forceful, resounding blow.
      2. The sound of such a blow.
      3. To strike or crash into with resounding impact.
      1. To strike (someone or something) with a sharp blow; slap.
      2. To kill deliberately; murder.
      3. To deal a sharp, resounding blow.
      1. To strike or hit with a flat object; whack.
      2. A hard blow with a flat object; a whack.
      1. To strike or hit with a sharp blow:
      2. To strike or try to strike something with a sharp blow:
      3. A sharp blow or hit.
      1. To hit sharply, as with a hand, fist, weapon, or implement:
      2. To inflict (a blow).
      3. To penetrate or pierce:
      1. A short stocking reaching a point between the ankle and the knee.
      2. A windsock.
      3. A light shoe worn by comic actors in ancient Greek and Roman plays.
      1. To inflict a heavy blow on, with or as if with the hand, a tool, or a weapon.
      2. To drive or strike (a weapon, for example) forcefully onto or into something else.
      3. To attack, damage, or destroy by or as if by blows.
      1. To break (something) into pieces suddenly, noisily, and violently; shatter.
      2. To render (something) into a mush or pulp, as by throwing or crushing:
      3. To strike with a heavy blow or impact:
      1. A round bullet larger than buckshot.
      2. A shot of liquor.
      3. An amount of liquid, especially liquor, that is swallowed in one gulp; a swig.
      1. To walk or progress with a slow heavy pace; plod:
      2. To work diligently for long hours:
      3. To make (one's way) with a slow heavy pace against resistance.
      1. To shut with force and loud noise:
      2. To put, throw, or otherwise forcefully move so as to produce a loud noise:
      3. To hit or strike with great force.
      1. To make a short, sharp, explosive sound.
      2. To burst open with a short, sharp, explosive sound.
      3. To move quickly or unexpectedly; appear abruptly:
      1. To strike with a hard blow:
      2. To affect in a specified way by striking hard:
      3. To cause to be displaced or unengaged; force:
      1. To come into contact with forcefully; strike:
      2. To cause to come into contact:
      3. To deal a blow to:
      1. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
      2. To take hold of, especially forcibly or suddenly; grasp:
      3. To stop (oneself) from doing an action:
      1. To strike with a heavy, crushing blow:
      2. To beat or assault severely:
      3. To criticize (another) harshly, accusatorially, and threateningly: