Meaning of “clap” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /klæp/ (present participle clapping, past tense and past participle clapped)
HANDS [ I, T ]

B1 to hit your hands together, often repeatedly, especially in order to show that you enjoyed a performance:

The crowd clapped and cheered for more.
clap sb on the back/shoulder

to hit someone on the back or shoulder in a friendly way

PUT [ T ]

to put something somewhere suddenly:

She clapped her hands over her ears and refused to listen.

(Definition of “clap verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)