from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sharp blow made with the open hand or with a flat object; a smack.
- n. The sound of such a blow.
- n. A sharp insult: a slap to one's pride.
- transitive v. To strike with a flat object, such as the palm of the hand.
- transitive v. To cause to strike sharply and loudly: "He took a clipping from his wallet and slapped it on the bar” ( Nathanael West).
- transitive v. To put or place quickly or carelessly: slapped butter on a bagel.
- transitive v. To criticize or insult sharply.
- transitive v. To subject to a legal obligation, such as a fine or court order: slapped him with a speeding ticket; slapped her with a lawsuit.
- intransitive v. To strike or beat with the force and sound of a slap: waves slapping against the raft.
- adv. Informal Directly and with force.
- slap down To restrain or correct by means of a sharp blow or emphatic censure: "thought [he] was getting a little uppity and needed to be slapped down” ( New York Times).
- slap down To put a sudden end to; suppress: slap down divisive criticism.
- idiom slap on the wrist A nominal or token punishment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A blow, especially one given with the open hand, or with something broad and flat.
- n. The sound of such a blow.
- n. (uncountable) Makeup, cosmetics.
- v. To give a slap.
- v. To cause something to strike soundly.
- v. To place, to put carelessly.
- adv. Exactly, precisely
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. With a sudden and violent blow; hence, quickly; instantly; directly.
- n. A blow, esp. one given with the open hand, or with something broad.
- transitive v. To strike with the open hand, or with something broad.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strike with the open hand or with something flat: as, to slap one on the back; to slap a child on the hand.
- To strike with; bring upon or against something with a blow.
- With sudden and violent force; plump; suddenly.
- First-rate; of the best; “slap-up.”
- To break into gaps; break out (an opening), as in a solid wall.
- An obsolete variant of slop.
- n. A blow given with the open hand, or with something flat.
- n. A narrow pass between two hills.
- n. A breach in a wall, hedge, or fence; a gap.
- n. A gap in the edge of a knife, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
- adv. directly
- v. hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand
- n. the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand
This slap is absolutely laughable, and once again shows just how out of touch Emmy voters are with reality.
Sometimes the men would have what we called slap-jacks.
I occasionally go over to Newsvine and get in slap fights w/the righties over there.
My favorite Barney slap is no question when Barney is dressed as a robot and doing his one man show and he starts dancing … Marshall just gets up without hesitation and whacks him.
As I led up to the occurrence on Number Two hatch, when Mr. Pike had lifted up Larry and toppled him back with a mere slap from the ends of his fingers, I saw in Mr. Pike's eyes a warning, almost threatening, expression.
Is this verbal lashing as a good as a slap from a peer?
I suggest all you that want to vote for John McCain slap some duct tape over your mouths, drop your pants, and bend over, because that is essentially what you are agreeing to.
Colonel Bud Day, a fellow P.O.W. in Hanoi: This backhanded slap is one of the more surprising insults in my military history.
Yuuri responds by slapping Wolfram across the face … except it turns out that for Mazoku, that slap is actually a marriage proposal.
The Google-slap is perhaps 80% the spreading of fear, uncertainty and doubt, but there is also perhaps 20% that flags the penalised site as having lowered trust, so it is a penalty not just on the site itself and the pointed-to sold links, but also on the genuine editorial links.
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