Meaning of “slap sb down” in the English Dictionary

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"slap sb down" in British English

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slap sb down

usually disapproving
phrasal verb with slap uk /slæp/ us /slæp/ verb [ T ] -pp-

to stop someone from talking or making suggestions, often in an unpleasant way:

I tried to suggest ways in which the plans could be improved, but he slapped me down.

(Definition of “slap sb down” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)