clap verb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
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Meaning of “clap” - Learner’s Dictionary

clap

verb
 
 
/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.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
clap sb on the back/shoulder to hit someone on the back or shoulder in a friendly wayPraising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
PUT [T] to put something somewhere suddenly: She clapped her hands over her ears and refused to listen.Placing and positioning an object
(Definition of clap verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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