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English definition of “clap”

clap

verb (MAKE NOISE)    /klæp/ (-pp-)
B1 [I or T] to make a short loud noise by hitting your hands together: "When I clap my hands, you must stand still," said the teacher. The band played a familiar tune which had everyone clapping along. The audience clapped in time to the music.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact B1 [I or T] to clap your hands repeatedly to show that you like or admire someone or have enjoyed a performance: The audience clapped and cheered when she stood up to speak. We all clapped his performance enthusiastically.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
(Definition of clap verb (MAKE NOISE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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