slap

slap1 [ slæp ] verb *
1. ) transitive to hit someone or something quickly with the palm of the hand or a flat object, making a loud noise:
Then, with a resounding smack, she slapped Claudia's face.
a ) intransitive to hit a surface with a sound like someone slapping something:
slap against: The waves slapped against the stone pier.
2. ) transitive to put something down quickly and noisily:
slap something down: Annie slapped down her cards.
slap something down on something: He slapped the packages down on the top step.
a ) slap something on/into something to put something on a surface quickly and without much attention:
Just slap some paint on the wall and it will look fine.
He slapped some cream cheese on the bagel and gave it to me.
3. ) transitive slap something on something INFORMAL to add something as a punishment or an extra cost:
The company was slapped with a fine for polluting.
slap someone on the back
to say that someone is very good
,slap a`round phrasal verb transitive
slap someone around/about to hit someone more than once. This word is used especially about men who hit their wives or girlfriends.
,slap `down phrasal verb transitive
1. ) to criticize or disagree with someone, or make them feel that what they are saying is useless
2. ) to beat an opponent very easily
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slap 2 [ slæp ] noun count
1. ) a sharp hit with the palm of the hand:
She gave him a slap on the back to stop him coughing.
2. ) the sound of a slap or something similar hitting a surface
a slap in the face
action or criticism that is unkind and makes you feel sad or disappointed:
It was a real slap in the face when the bank turned us down.
a slap on the wrist
a punishment that is less severe than expected or usual:
Although convicted of a felony, the soldier received only a reduction in rank, a mere slap on the wrist.
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slap 3 [ slæp ] adverb
suddenly, with a lot of force:
He slipped and fell slap on the floor.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

Synonyms:
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  • slap — ► VERB (slapped, slapping) 1) hit or strike with the palm of one s hand or a flat object. 2) hit against with a slapping sound. 3) (slap down) informal reprimand forcefully. 4) (slap on) apply quickly, carelessly, or forcefully …   English terms dictionary

  • slap — slap; slap·dash·ery; slap·dash·ness; slap·hap·pi·ness; slap·jack; slap·per; slap·py; back·slap·per; …   English syllables

  • slap — s.n. (muz.) Efect sonor obţinut la contrabas prin lovirea gâtului instrumentului. [pr.: slep] – cuv. engl. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 25.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  slap (muz.) s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa …   Dicționar Român

  • şlap — ŞLAP, şlapi, s.m. Papuc (1) pentru plajă, baie etc. fără toc şi cu feţe din una sau mai multe bentiţe. – Din germ. Schlappe. Trimis de cata, 01.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  ŞLAP s. v. papuc. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  şlap s. m …   Dicționar Român

  • Slap — Slap, adv. [Cf. LG. slap, G. schlapp. See {Slap}, n.] With a sudden and violent blow; hence, quickly; instantly; directly. [Colloq.] The railroad cars drive slap into the city. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slap — slȃp m <N mn slápovi> DEFINICIJA 1. mjesto na kojem se voda tekućica prelijeva niz kamenje, stijenje (ob. s visine); buk, vodopad 2. pren. ono što se naglo, brzo, u velikoj količini izlijeva ili prosipa (jaka svjetlost, bujna kosa)… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • slap — [slap] n. [LowG sklapp: of echoic orig.] 1. a) a blow or smack, esp. with something flat, specif. the palm of the hand b) the sound of this, or a sound like it 2. an injury to pride, self respect, etc., as an insult or rebuff vt. slapped,… …   English World dictionary

  • Slap a — (Ranum,Дания) Категория отеля: Адрес: 9670 Ranum, Дания Описание …   Каталог отелей

  • Slap — Slap, n. [OE. slappe; akin to LG. slappe, G. schlappe; probably of imitative origin.] A blow, esp. one given with the open hand, or with something broad. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slap — Slap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slapping}.] To strike with the open hand, or with something broad. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slap-up — /slap up /, adj. Brit. Informal. excellent; first rate: a slap up do. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

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