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'min': 3.05, { You can change your cookie settings at any time. syncDelay: 3000 { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb7c220017', pos: 'old_btmslot_300x250' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971141', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, There has been a suggestion that some people pronounce the "H", but not in my experience in Britain. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020. url : 'practical-english-usage', var pbjs = pbjs || {}; } iasLog("exclusion label : resp"); params: { { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195466', size: [728, 90] }}, Learn a new word every day. * false || true*/ X. X. }] { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_rightslot' }}]}]; }); 'increment': 1, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Oxford_MidArticle' }}, * OLDAE cmpApi: 'iab', bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776160', position: 'atf' }}, {code: 'ad_contentslot_1', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'old_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/23202586/old_mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [336, 280], [1, 1]] } }, It has been speculated that it originated from the act of thrashing someone or something with a whip made from whalebone (original senses of whale include "to lash" or "to thrash")—but that etymology has yet to be substantiated. Now I feel totally comfortable waling at him. var dfpSlots = {}; ga('set', 'dimension3', "default"); ga('create', 'UA-31379-3',{cookieDomain:'dictionary.cambridge.org',siteSpeedSampleRate: 10}); How do you pronounce that? free: true expires: 60 }, The related verb wale has the meaning of "to mark (as the skin) with welts" and entered English during the early 15th century.