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English definition of “slap”

slap

verb  /slæp/ us  

slap verb (HIT)

[T] (-pp-) to hit someone quickly with the flat part of the hand: In the movie, he kisses her and she slaps his face.

slap verb (PUT QUICKLY)

[T always + adv/prep] to put or move something quickly or with force: Once I got to the counter, I slapped down my passport.

slap

noun [C]  /slæp/ us  
a quick hit with the flat part of the hand: She testified that she had only given her child a slap and had not meant to hurt her.
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