I feel like I took a whack at it, it worked out, so I feel like I won that bet and want to move on to different things.
So should we whack ESPN for hopping in bed with a basketball player?
“Everything” might not be an implausible answer, but Newt jumped in to deflect the question before she could take a whack at it.
Broader homeland security activities; should that take a 30 percent whack?
But this new flavor of rhetorical flimflam is still pretty, well, whack.
After a time we heard the whack of his implement; then after another long time we heard it whack again.
Virginie had caught her a whack with all her might on her bare arm, just above the elbow.
Up flew the poker, and down it descended with a whack, upon—vacancy!
But on most of the occasions she only caught some whack for her trouble.
You've 'ad your whack out of it, and now we wants to have hourn.
"to strike sharply," 1719, probably of imitative origin. The noun is from 1737. The word in out of whack (1885) is perhaps the slang meaning "share, just portion" (1785), which may be from the notion of the blow that divides, or the rap of the auctioneer's hammer.
To do the ''vogueing'' dance or performance: She vogued in the West Village. Disappeared in San Diego with a porn filmmaker/ commenced vogueing official International Body-Building Federation poses. Such brazen posing! (1980s+)
The human brain: Slip a microchip into snug contact with your gray matter (a.k.a. wetware)/ wetware: the human brain and its DNA code (1980s+ Computer)
According to arch-hacker James Gosling, to "...modify a program with no idea whatsoever how it works." (See whacker.) It is actually possible to do this in nontrivial circumstances if the change is small and well-defined and you are very good at glarking things from context. As a trivial example, it is relatively easy to change all "stderr" writes to "stdout" writes in a piece of C filter code which remains otherwise mysterious.