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Slap vs. Clap

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Slapnoun

(countable) A blow, especially one given with the open hand, or with something broad and flat.

Clapnoun

The act of striking the palms of the hands, or any two surfaces, together.

‘He summoned the waiter with a clap.’;

Slapnoun

(countable) The sound of such a blow.

Clapnoun

The explosive sound of thunder.

Slapnoun

Makeup; cosmetics.

Clapnoun

Any loud, sudden, explosive sound made by striking hard surfaces together, or resembling such a sound.

‘Off in the distance, he heard the clap of thunder.’;

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Slapverb

(transitive) To give a slap to.

‘She slapped him in response to the insult.’;

Clapnoun

A slap with the hand, usually in a jovial manner.

‘His father's affection never went further than a handshake or a clap on the shoulder.’;

Slapverb

(transitive) To cause something to strike soundly.

‘He slapped the reins against the horse's back.’;

Clapnoun

A single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow.

Slapverb

(intransitive) To strike soundly against something.

‘The rain slapped against the window-panes.’;

Clapnoun

(falconry) The nether part of the beak of a hawk.

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Slapverb

To be excellent.

‘Their new single slaps.’;

Clapnoun

(Yorkshire) A dropping of cow dung (presumably from the sound made as it hits the ground)

Slapverb

(transitive) To place, to put carelessly.

‘We'd better slap some fresh paint on that wall.’;

Clapnoun

Gonorrhea.

Slapverb

To impose a penalty, etc. on (someone).

‘I was slapped with a parking fine.’;

Clapverb

To strike the palms of the hands together, creating a sharp sound.

‘The children began to clap in time with the music.’;

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Slapadverb

Exactly, precisely

‘He tossed the file down slap in the middle of the table.’;

Clapverb

To applaud.

‘The audience loudly clapped the actress, who responded with a deep curtsey.’; ‘It isn’t the singers they are clapping; it's the composer.’;

Slapnoun

A blow, esp. one given with the open hand, or with something broad.

Clapverb

To slap with the hand in a jovial manner.

‘He would often clap his teammates on the back for encouragement.’;

Slapverb

To strike with the open hand, or with something broad.

Clapverb

To bring two surfaces together forcefully, creating a sharp sound.

‘He clapped the empty glass down on the table.’; ‘She clapped the book shut.’; ‘He clapped across the floor in his boots.’;

Slapadverb

With a sudden and violent blow; hence, quickly; instantly; directly.

Clapverb

To come together suddenly with noise.

Slapnoun

a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)

Clapverb

To create or assemble (something) hastily (usually followed by up or together).

‘We should clap together a shelter before nightfall.’; ‘The rival factions clapped up a truce.’;

Slapnoun

the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand

Clapverb

To set or put, usually in haste.

‘The sheriff clapped him in jail.’; ‘She was the prettiest thing I'd ever clapped eyes on.’;

Slapverb

hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand;

‘The impatient teacher slapped the student’; ‘a gunshot slapped him on the forehead’;

Clapverb

To shoot (somebody) with a gun.

Slapadverb

directly;

‘he ran bang into the pole’; ‘ran slap into her’;

Clapverb

To strike; to slap; to strike, or strike together, with a quick motion, so, as to make a sharp noise; as, to clap one's hands; a clapping of wings.

‘Then like a bird it sits and sings,And whets and claps its silver wings.’;

Clapverb

To thrust, drive, put, or close, in a hasty or abrupt manner; - often followed by to, into, on, or upon.

‘He had just time to get in and clap to the door.’; ‘Clap an extinguisher upon your irony.’;

Clapverb

To manifest approbation of, by striking the hands together; to applaud; as, to clap a performance.

Clapverb

To knock, as at a door.

Clapverb

To strike the hands together in applause.

‘Their ladies bid them clap.’;

Clapverb

To come together suddenly with noise.

‘The doors around me clapped.’;

Clapverb

To enter with alacrity and briskness; - with to or into.

Clapverb

To talk noisily; to chatter loudly.

Clapnoun

A loud noise made by sudden collision; a bang.

Clapnoun

A burst of sound; a sudden explosion.

‘Horrible claps of thunder.’;

Clapnoun

A single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow.

‘What, fifty of my followers at a clap!’;

Clapnoun

A striking of hands to express approbation.

‘Unextrected claps or hisses.’;

Clapnoun

Noisy talk; chatter.

Clapnoun

The nether part of the beak of a hawk.

Clapnoun

Gonorrhea.

Clapnoun

a sudden very loud noise

Clapnoun

a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra

Clapnoun

a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated

Clapverb

put quickly or forcibly;

‘The judge clapped him in jail’;

Clapverb

cause to strike the air in flight;

‘The big bird clapped its wings’;

Clapverb

clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

Clapverb

clap one's hands together;

‘The children were clapping to the music’;

Clapverb

strike the air in flight;

‘the wings of the birds clapped loudly’;

Clapverb

strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting

Clapverb

strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise;

‘clap two boards together’;

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