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English definition of “clap”

clap

noun [C] (HIT)    /klæp/
the act of hitting someone lightly on the shoulder or back in a friendly way, especially to express pleasure at what they have done: He gave me a friendly clap on the shoulder and said, "Well done!"Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
(Definition of clap noun (HIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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