1(blow)tortazo masculine informalto give sb a clout — darle un tortazo a algn informal
- I think television has 10 times the clout of any column.
- Those in the know will tell you he got in the team in the first place only thanks to family influence and political clout.
- But the private shareholders, the little people who had none of the big boys' clout and bargaining power, were treated with contempt.
- That said, he delivered a swift clout round about her ears.
- And with their financial clout, it is hard to argue that they would not have a significantly positive economic impact on the economy.
- He lacks the clout to fully assert himself - he remains fundamentally isolated.
- The cat bounced out of the carrier, fetched his companion a good clout round the ears, and made off to his bowl where he sat, waiting with no patience at all for his delayed breakfast.
- That reflects a relationship where the company is using its monopoly clout to drive some hard bargains.
- He knew that, unlike the international conservation groups, he didn't have the clout to get funding from the UN's Development Program.
- But critics say they are little more than a toothless watchdog, lacking the clout to change entrenched practices.
- But he admits that non-governmental organizations in these countries have a lot of political clout.
- The idea is to give domestic artists and record companies, who may not have the promotional clout of their American counterparts, a better chance of getting their music out to the public.
- He had no idea what the fuss was about but fetched her a good clout round the ear just to be sure.
- But those were the days when a policeman was a respected, perhaps even feared, guardian of society, who would give you a clout round the head if he copped you scrumping.
- And by belonging to a national organisation it meant that local businesses had clout on the big issues such as excessive bureaucracy and taxation.
- An elected regional assembly would have the clout and funding to make a real difference to the quality of life of people who live and work in the North West.
- To my dismay, one small box of carefully packed pottery ornaments must have received a heavy clout at some time in the past few years and many of the pieces were chipped, or rubbed.
- The result was a thundering clout behind the right ear.
- Swans are normally very strong and could inflict some nasty bites or give strong clouts with their wings.
- There are few people in the world of popular music who have as much influence and clout as he does.
- And he now has the clout to do something about it.
- The player stood off and a massive clout with the right foot from around 25 yards followed.
- His leadership has been accompanied by immense popularity that has endowed him with significant power and political clout.
- I would welcome back the past, where scrumping apples would earn you a clout around the ear.
- But he gives it a clout and knocks it eight feet past.
- And it's very clear that these are the nations which have the clout at the global level.
- It will have such political clout and such economic power that it will dictate the terms.
- Sure, business interests deserve some clout in a democracy, but this is ridiculous.
- Computer-related businesses exerted enormous economic clout as the twentieth century ended.
- If women have financial clout or high political or business positions, then they too can determine the changes that will affect their lives and the lives of others.
2(power, influence)peso masculineinfluencia feminineto have / carry clout — tener peso / influencia
1to clout sb (one) — darle un tortazo a algn informal
- In the time that it took for Eric to register his astonishment, the staff clouted the side of his head and sent him sprawling.
- How do I know you won't clout me the moment my back is turned?
- He'd spent his life being clouted by Dudley and bullied by his aunt and uncle.
- Then there was a tremendous splash as the dog's fully-clad owner jumped into the pond and began wading through hip-deep water, clouting the fleeing swan with a stick.
- Crawford shrugged him off and then clouted the ball from 30 yards with his other foot this time, the right one.
- I smiled, then abruptly frowned and clouted him lightly over the head.
- He nearly gets one of those when his staff dismantle the stall and accidentally clout him over the head with the flagpole.
- He only submitted because she would have clouted him if he hadn't.
- The assistant trainer had clouted people for much less.
- If anyone clouts the ball harder than the midfielder you would not want to be on the receiving end.
- I had to resort to clouting her with my underwater flashgun; she looked at me reproachfully with her enormous eyes and went off in search of more receptive playmates!
- I managed to avoid clouting my camera on a rock on the long swim back.
- John hugely enjoys his regular opportunity to terrify the children and clout his fellow cast members!
- His shot was so venomous and expertly delivered that he did not even move as the ball sped over him, flattened and clouted the netting.
- Mis-timing the approach can see the horse actually land in the open ditch or clout the fence halfway up.
- He caught me off guard and clouted me in the side of the face.
- As I do so, I clout the dog with my elbow [probably right in the face].
- Not that he lasts long, as his opponent viciously clouts him from behind.
- I was one of them, until my sister, huge and intimidating then as now, got wind of it, went over to the bully, clouted him, and told him what to expect if it ever happened again.
- The horse, who would have won even more convincingly that day had he not clouted the final fence, looks capable of following-up in similar company tomorrow.