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noun     clap pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [singular]Sound effect an action of hitting your hands together, usually many times, to show enjoyment or admiration
    give someone a clap:

    Let’s give Molly a clap.

  2. 2
    [countable]Sound effect a sudden loud sound
    a clap of thunder:

    There was another clap of thunder, and the lightning flashed again.

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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