Pronunciation: (smak),[key] —n. 1. a taste or flavor, esp. a slight flavor distinctive or suggestive of something: The chicken had just a smack of garlic. 2. a trace, touch, or suggestion of something.
3. a taste, mouthful, or small quantity.
—v.i. to have a taste, flavor, trace, or suggestion: Your politeness smacks of condescension.
Pronunciation: (smak),[key] —v.t. 1. to strike sharply, esp. with the open hand or a flat object.
2. to drive or send with a sharp, resounding blow or stroke: to smack a ball over a fence. 3. to close and open (the lips) smartly so as to produce a sharp sound, often as a sign of relish, as in eating.
4. to kiss with or as with a loud sound.
—v.i. 1. to smack the lips.
2. to collide, come together, or strike something forcibly.
3. to make a sharp sound as of striking against something.
—n. 1. a sharp, resounding blow, esp. with something flat.
2. a smacking of the lips, as in relish or anticipation.
3. a resounding or loud kiss.
—adv.Informal. 1. suddenly and violently: He rode smack up against the side of the house. 2. directly; straight: The street runs smack into the center of town.
Pronunciation: (smak),[key] —n. 1. Eastern U.S.a fishing vessel, esp. one having a well for keeping the catch alive.
2. Brit.any of various small, fully decked, fore-and-aft-rigged vessels used for trawling or coastal trading.