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A heavy blow: She gave him a hard whale to the noseverb
[fr British dialect spelling of wale, ''strike, beat,'' perhaps related to Old English wœl, ''slaughter, carnage, death'']
To attack vigorously: He'd barely met me when he whaled into me for not answering his letter/ Instead of whaling on the ball, Agassi should hit low, dipping topspin returns (1790+)