September 16, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
take a whack /ˈteɪk ə ˈwæk/ idiom
take a whack
/ˈteɪk ə ˈwæk/
idiom
The woman took a whack at opening the jar.
The woman took a whack at opening the jar.
Learner's definition of TAKE A WHACK

US, informal

: to try to do (something)

  • She took a whack at solving the puzzle.

  • I can't open the jar. Do you want to take a whack at it? [=do you want to try to open it?]

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