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verb slap pronunciation in British English /slæp/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyslap
he/she/itslaps
present participleslapping
past tenseslapped
past participleslapped
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  1. 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.
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    1. a.
      [intransitive] to hit a surface with a sound like someone slapping something
      slap against: The waves slapped against the stone pier.
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  2. 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.
    1. a.
      to put something on a surface quickly and without much attention
      slap something on/into something: 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.

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