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English definition of “clap”

clap

verb [T + adv/prep] (PUT QUICKLY)    /klæp/ (-pp-)
to put a person or thing somewhere quickly or suddenly : She clapped her hand over her mouth to try to stop herself from laughing . The police clapped him into/in prison for possession of drugs .Placing and positioning an object
(Definition of clap verb (PUT QUICKLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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