bush|whack «BUSH HWAK», intransitive verb.
to live in or work in the bush or backwoods.
to attack or fight, as a bushwhacker: »

Snipers bushwhacked lone Red couriers on the new road to Lhasa (Time).

[< bush1 + whack]

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  • bush|whack|er — «BUSH HWAK uhr», noun. 1. a person who lives or works in wooded areas. 2. a person who clears out underbrush. 3. a scythe for cutting bushes. 4. a) a guerrilla fighter. b) a guerrilla on the Confederate side in the Civil War …   Useful english dictionary

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  • bush|whack|ing — «BUSH HWAK ihng», noun. 1. the act of beating one s way through bushes. 2. fighting from behind bushes, rocks, or from other hiding places; guerrilla warfare …   Useful english dictionary

  • whack — bush·whack; bush·whack·er; whack·er; whack; whack·ing; …   English syllables

  • bush — am·bush·ment; ba·bush·ka; blun·der·bush; bush; bush·beat; bush·beat·er; bush·el·age; bush·el·er; bush·el·ful; bush·el·man; bush·er; bush·i·ly; bush·i·ness; bush·ing; bush·less; bush·man; bush·man·oid; bush·veld; bush·wa; bush·whack;… …   English syllables

  • whack — [hwak, wak] vt., vi. [echoic] 1. to strike or slap with a sharp, resounding blow ☆ 2. Slang to murder (a person), often, specif., for pay n. 1. a sharp, resounding blow 2. the sound of this at a whack or at one whack Informal at one …   English World dictionary

  • whack — informal ► VERB 1) strike forcefully with a sharp blow. 2) defeat heavily. 3) place or insert roughly or carelessly. 4) N. Amer. murder. ► NOUN 1) a sharp or resounding blow. 2) a try or attempt …   English terms dictionary

  • Whack — Whack, n. 1. A smart resounding blow. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 2. A portion; share; allowance. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. an attempt; as, to take a whack at it. [Colloq.] [PJC] {Out of whack}, out of order. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whack — Whack, v. i. To strike anything with a smart blow. [1913 Webster] {To whack away}, to continue striking heavy blows; as, to whack away at a log. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whack — Whack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whacked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whacking}.] [Cf. {Thwack}.] 1. To strike; to beat; to give a heavy or resounding blow to; to thrash; to make with whacks. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Rodsmen were whackingtheir way through… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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