Translation of "clap" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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clapverb

uk /klæp/ us /klæp/ -pp-

clap verb (MAKE NOISE)

B1 [ I or T ] to make a short loud noise by hitting your hands together

拍(手),击(掌)
"When I clap my hands, you stand still," said the teacher. 老师说:“我拍手时,你们必须站立不动。”
The band played a familiar tune which had everyone clapping along. 乐队演奏了一支熟悉的曲子,大家都跟着一齐拍手。
The audience clapped in time to the music. 观众合着音乐的节拍拍手。

B1 [ I or T ] to clap your hands repeatedly to show that you like or admire someone or have enjoyed a performance

鼓(掌)
The audience clapped and cheered when she stood up to speak. 她站起来讲话时,观众们鼓掌欢呼。
We all clapped his performance enthusiastically. 我们都为他的表演热烈鼓掌。

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clap verb (PUT QUICKLY)

[ T + adv/prep ] to put a person or thing somewhere quickly or suddenly

迅速把…放在;急速放置
She clapped her hand over her mouth to try to stop herself from laughing. 她连忙用手捂住嘴,不让自己笑出声来。
The police clapped him into/in prison for possession of drugs. 警察以私藏毒品的罪名将他投入监狱。

clap verb (HIT)

[ T + adv/prep ] to hit someone lightly on the shoulder or back in a friendly way, especially to express pleasure at what they have done

(尤指为表示满意而在肩上或背上轻轻友好地)拍
He clapped his daughter on the back and told her how proud of her he was. 他轻轻拍拍女儿的脊背,告诉她自己多么为她而自豪。

clapnoun

uk /klæp/ us /klæp/

clap noun (NOISE)

[ S ] the act of clapping your hands continuously to show that you like or admire someone or something

拍手;鼓掌
Let's give a big clap to/for our winning contestant! 让我们为获胜选手热烈鼓掌!

C2 [ C ] a sudden loud noise made by thunder

霹雳声
There was a clap of thunder and then it started to pour with rain. 咔嚓一声雷鸣,接着就下起了倾盆大雨。

clap noun (HIT)

[ C ] the act of hitting someone lightly on the shoulder or back in a friendly way, especially to express pleasure at what they have done

(尤指为表示满意而在肩上或背上轻轻友好地)拍
He gave me a friendly clap on the shoulder and said, "Well done!" 他友好地拍拍我的肩膀说:“干得好!”

clap noun (DISEASE)

the clap [ S ]

slang for gonorrhoea

淋病
a nasty dose of the clap 肮脏的淋病

(Translation of “clap” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)