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slap sth on/onto (sth/sb)

informal disapproving
verb [T] uk phrasal verb with slap   /slæp/ (-pp-) us  
to force a rule, tax, punishment, etc. to be obeyed or received: The government has slapped more tax on cigarettes. The librarian slapped a fine on him for returning the books late.
Translations of “slap sth on/onto (sth/sb)”
in Chinese (Traditional) 強制實施,強制執行, 強制(某人)接受…
in Chinese (Simplified) 强制实施,强制执行, 强制(某人)接受…
(Definition of slap sth on/onto (sth/sb) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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