1. verb /ˈspæŋk/
a) To beat, smack or slap a persons buttocks, with the bare hand or other object, as punishment, gesture or form of sexual interaction.

The ship was really spanking along.

b) To soundly defeat, to trounce.
2. noun /ˈspæŋk/
a) An instance of spanking, separately or part of a multiple blows-beating; a smack, swat or slap.
b) A slapping sound, as produced by spanking.

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(with the open hand),

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