clap in - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyclap in
he/she/itclaps in
present participleclapping in
past tenseclapped in
past participleclapped in
  1. clap someone in something to suddenly put someone somewhere that they cannot escape from

    The regime’s response was to clap people in jail.

See also main entry: clap