Slap - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |slæp|  American pronunciation of the word slap
Brit.  |slæp|  British pronunciation of the word slap

noun

- a blow from a flat object (as an open hand) (syn: smack)
- the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand (syn: smack, smacking)
- hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand
The impatient teacher slapped the student
a gunshot slapped him on the forehead
- directly (syn: bang, bolt, slapdash, smack)
ran slap into her

Examples

I walked slap into the post.

He gave me a hearty slap on the back.

It was a slap to my pride.

Her ex-husband used to slap her around.

She slapped the letter down on the table and walked out in a bad temper.

The money must be paid. In full and slap down.

The shaft was aimed slap at him.

Slaps in the dykes admit easy ingress and egress.

They passed through the slaps.

Sarah slapped Aaron across the face.

Giles slapped his cards down on the table.

Small waves slapped against the side of the boat.

Julia gave Roy a slap on the cheek.

He slapped his hat on (his head) and ran out of the house.

They slapped a fine on him. брит. / They slapped him with a fine. амер.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: slap
he/she/it: slaps
present participle: slapping
past tense: slapped
past participle: slapped
noun
singular: slap
plural: slaps
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