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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyslap on
he/she/itslaps on
present participleslapping on
past tenseslapped on
past participleslapped on
  1. 1
    slap something on something to order that something should be done immediately, especially as a punishment

    The court has slapped a ban on the video.

  2. 2
    slap something on something to add something as an extra cost

    They’ve slapped another 10 pence on a packet of cigarettes.

See also main entry: slap

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snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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