slap


slap
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noun
ADJECTIVE
gentle, light, little, playful

She gave him a playful slap on the arm as everyone laughed.

hard, painful, sharp, stinging
resounding
friendly, hearty

He gave his brother a hearty slap on the back to congratulate him.

VERB + SLAP
deliver, give sb

Her mother delivered a hard slap and sent her to bed.

get, receive
deserve, need

That boy needs a slap!

PREPOSITION
slap across

He received a slap across the face.

slap on

They congratulated me with hearty slaps on the back.

with a slap

He hit the water with a resounding slap.

PHRASES
a slap in the face (figurative)

The closure of the school is a slap in the face to the local community.

a slap on the wrist (figurative)

We're hoping that she gets off with a slap on the wrist from the judge.

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verb
ADVERB
hard
gently, lightly, playfully
away

She slapped his hand away.

PREPOSITION
across

The officer slapped him hard across the face.

on

She slapped the boy on the leg.

PHRASES
slap sb in the face (usually figurative)

I felt like I had been slapped in the face.

Slap is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bottom, ↑forehead, ↑hand, ↑knee, ↑order, ↑palm, ↑tariff

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
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  • slap — ► VERB (slapped, slapping) 1) hit or strike with the palm of one s hand or a flat object. 2) hit against with a slapping sound. 3) (slap down) informal reprimand forcefully. 4) (slap on) apply quickly, carelessly, or forcefully …   English terms dictionary

  • slap — slap; slap·dash·ery; slap·dash·ness; slap·hap·pi·ness; slap·jack; slap·per; slap·py; back·slap·per; …   English syllables

  • slap — s.n. (muz.) Efect sonor obţinut la contrabas prin lovirea gâtului instrumentului. [pr.: slep] – cuv. engl. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 25.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  slap (muz.) s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa …   Dicționar Român

  • şlap — ŞLAP, şlapi, s.m. Papuc (1) pentru plajă, baie etc. fără toc şi cu feţe din una sau mai multe bentiţe. – Din germ. Schlappe. Trimis de cata, 01.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  ŞLAP s. v. papuc. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  şlap s. m …   Dicționar Român

  • Slap — Slap, adv. [Cf. LG. slap, G. schlapp. See {Slap}, n.] With a sudden and violent blow; hence, quickly; instantly; directly. [Colloq.] The railroad cars drive slap into the city. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slap — slȃp m <N mn slápovi> DEFINICIJA 1. mjesto na kojem se voda tekućica prelijeva niz kamenje, stijenje (ob. s visine); buk, vodopad 2. pren. ono što se naglo, brzo, u velikoj količini izlijeva ili prosipa (jaka svjetlost, bujna kosa)… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • slap — [slap] n. [LowG sklapp: of echoic orig.] 1. a) a blow or smack, esp. with something flat, specif. the palm of the hand b) the sound of this, or a sound like it 2. an injury to pride, self respect, etc., as an insult or rebuff vt. slapped,… …   English World dictionary

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  • Slap — Slap, n. [OE. slappe; akin to LG. slappe, G. schlappe; probably of imitative origin.] A blow, esp. one given with the open hand, or with something broad. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slap — Slap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slapping}.] To strike with the open hand, or with something broad. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slap-up — /slap up /, adj. Brit. Informal. excellent; first rate: a slap up do. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium


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