zweepslag

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of zweep (whip) +‎ slag (blow, hit).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzʋeːp.slɑx/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: zweep‧slag

Noun[edit]

zweepslag m (plural zweepslagen, diminutive zweepslagje n)

  1. A whip lash, notably as (part of) corporal punishment.
  2. (figuratively) Any hard or hurtful blow, e.g. verbal.
  3. Acute pain in the calf as a result of spraining a muscle.