- n. An instance of slapping down, especially a humiliation or rejection.
- n. engineering The period after the initial impact of an object with a surface through the subsequent impact of the object on that surface, as an aircraft landing or a container falling.
- n. geology, physics, seismology The impact of a layer of earth falling after having been lifted by an explosion or an earthquake or similar large-scale disturbance.
- From slap + down. (Wiktionary)
“The Bobby v. Bies case was a serious slapdown – and it contained more harsh language than just the line “anonymous” quoted.”
“If many writers have already provided Mr. D'Souza's racist pseudo-intellectual attack a thoughtful slapdown, my concern is the visual language.”
“We gave you an inch and you took a mile, now it's time for the slapdown!" wrote one gleeful internet commenter after the Brown victory.”
“Arnold Schwarzenegger, who received a resounding slapdown from the nurses when he attempted to stall the hospital staffing ratio measure in 2005.”
“A mere publicity stunt, with Amis's slapdown of J.M.”
“Where is the indignation, the retaliatory violence, the death threats to a useless Judge, where is the slapdown with the U-lock?”
“I've heard wind of the reviews, and there would seem to be slapdown mutterings and chunnerings afoot and the ones I've skimmed are not favourable and give away just about every plot detail, but really I might just as well say Booker and His Illegal Self in the same sentence and get that bit over with first.”
“To use the FSA's phrase in its slapdown to the CML, it's common sense.”
“Bies case was a serious slapdown–and it contained more harsh language than just the line “anonymous” quoted.spoQuote”
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