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English definition of “slap”

slap

verb [T]     /slæp/ (-pp-)
B2 to hit someone with the flat part of the hand or other flat object: She slapped his face. She slapped him across the face. His friends slapped him on the back when he said he was getting married (= hit him lightly on the back in a friendly way to express pleasure at what he had done). When her ideas were rejected, she slapped her report (down) on the table and stormed out of the meeting.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
(Definition of slap verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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