spank (a child)

"Spanking" is a form of punishment that parents give their kids. The parent hits the child on his or her bottom, with an open palm. It hurts the child, but doesn't cause any permanent injury.

Use "spank" like this:

Did your parents ever spank you?

I got a spanking and then I had to write a letter to say I was sorry.

This phrase appears in these lessons: