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English definition of “slap”

slap

noun (HIT)    /slæp/
C2 [C] a quick hit with the flat part of the hand or other flat object: She gave her son a slap for behaving badly.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain a slap in the face C2 informal an action that insults or upsets someone: It was a real slap in the face for him when she refused to go out to dinner with him.Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badly a slap on the back the action of hitting someone in a friendly way on the back in order to show praise for something they have done: He's won - give him a slap on the back.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down a slap on the wrist informal a gentle warning or punishment: The judge gave Minna a slap on the wrist for not wearing her seat belt.Punishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beatingThreats and warnings
(Definition of slap noun (HIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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