Whaled
Whala Whala, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whaled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whaling}.] [Cf. {Wale}. ] To lash with stripes; to wale; to thrash; to drub. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.] --Halliwell. Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

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  • whaled — hweɪl /weɪl n. very large sea mammal with an air spout on the top of the head v. hunt whales; thrash, hit repeatedly; attack with criticism …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whale — 1. (whale) (320↑, 56↓) 1. the animal with the hole in it 2. to beat up/beat on someone 1. Oh look it s a whale, the animal with the hole in it. There s only one! 2. Dad went upstairs to whale on his son. Not like Dad, upon seeing the bad report… …   Urban English dictionary

  • whale — I. noun (plural whales) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hwæl; akin to Old High German hwal whale and perhaps to Latin squalus sea fish Date: before 12th century 1. or plural whale cetacean; especially one (as… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whale — whale1 /hwayl, wayl/, n., pl. whales, (esp. collectively) whale, v., whaled, whaling. n. 1. any of the larger marine mammals of the order Cetacea, esp. as distinguished from the smaller dolphins and porpoises, having a fishlike body, forelimbs… …   Universalium

  • whale — I. /weɪl / (say wayl) noun (plural whales, whale) 1. Zoology any of the larger marine mammals of the order Cetacea, which includes the large sperm and whalebone whales, and the smaller dolphins and porpoises. All have fish like bodies, modified… …   Australian English dictionary

  • whale into someone or something — in. to ttack someone or something. □ Jimmy’s dad really whaled into him. □ The guy whaled into the logs and had a nice wood pile by noon …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • whale — whale1 [hwāl, wāl] n. pl. whales or whale [ME whal < OE hwæl, akin to OHG hwal, ON hvalr, MDu wal < IE base * (s)kwalos, a large fish > L squalus, big sea fish] 1. any member of either of two orders (Mysticeta and Odontoceta) of aquatic… …   English World dictionary

  • whale away — {v.}, {informal} 1. To beat or hit hard; strike again and again. Often used with at . * /The boxer is whaling away at his opponent with both fists./ 2. To attack severely or again and again; go on without stopping or with great force; pound away …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • whale away — {v.}, {informal} 1. To beat or hit hard; strike again and again. Often used with at . * /The boxer is whaling away at his opponent with both fists./ 2. To attack severely or again and again; go on without stopping or with great force; pound away …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Whala — Whala, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whaled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whaling}.] [Cf. {Wale}. ] To lash with stripes; to wale; to thrash; to drub. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.] Halliwell. Bartlett. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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