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English definition of “clap”

clap

verb [T + adv/prep] (HIT)    /klæp/ (-pp-)
to hit someone lightly on the shoulder or back in a friendly way, especially to express pleasure at what they have done: He clapped his daughter on the back and told her how proud of her he was.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
(Definition of clap verb (HIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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