Meaning of “slap down something/someone” in the English Dictionary

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slap down something/someone

phrasal verb with slap us /slæp/ verb

to severely criticize or defeat something or someone:

She showed no regrets after being slapped down by a panel of judges.

(Definition of “slap down something/someone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)