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English definition of “slap sb down”

slap sb down

usually disapproving phrasal verb with slap     /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.Interrupting and preventing from speaking
(Definition of slap sb down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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