slap - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participleslapping
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past participleslapped
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    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.

     Synonyms and related words
     Synonyms and related words
    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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    [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.