slap

1 verb slapped, slapping
1 (T) to hit someone quickly with the flat part of your hand: Do you think it's OK to slap children if they're really rude? | slap sb on the back (=hit them on the back in a friendly way)
2 (transitive always + adv/prep) to put something down noisily on a surface, especially when you are angry: slap sth on/down: I slapped the report down on his desk and told him to do it again.
3 (I) to hit a surface, making a sound like someone being slapped noisily
(+ against): Small waves slapped against the jetty slap sb down phrasal verb (T) to unfairly and unkindly criticize someone so that they lose confidence slap sth on phrasal verb (T) informal
1 to put or spread something quickly or carelessly onto a surface: She rushed upstairs and slapped on some make-up.
2 to suddenly announce a new charge, tax etc, especially unfairly or without warning: Many tour operators slap on supplements for single people.
2 noun (C)
1 a quick hit with the flat part of your hand: give sb a slap: Julia gave Roy a friendly slap on the cheek.
2 a slap in the face an action that seems to be deliberately intended to offend or upset someone, especially someone who has tried very hard to do something: When I wasn't promoted it felt like such a terrible slap in the face.
3 a slap on the wrist informal a punishment that is not very severe
3 also slap-bang adverb informal hitting something very hard, especially when you are running, driving etc (+ into): I ran slap-bang into a lamp-post.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

Synonyms:
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  • slap — slap; slap·dash·ery; slap·dash·ness; slap·hap·pi·ness; slap·jack; slap·per; slap·py; back·slap·per; …   English syllables

  • slap — s.n. (muz.) Efect sonor obţinut la contrabas prin lovirea gâtului instrumentului. [pr.: slep] – cuv. engl. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 25.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  slap (muz.) s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa …   Dicționar Român

  • şlap — ŞLAP, şlapi, s.m. Papuc (1) pentru plajă, baie etc. fără toc şi cu feţe din una sau mai multe bentiţe. – Din germ. Schlappe. Trimis de cata, 01.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  ŞLAP s. v. papuc. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  şlap s. m …   Dicționar Român

  • Slap — Slap, adv. [Cf. LG. slap, G. schlapp. See {Slap}, n.] With a sudden and violent blow; hence, quickly; instantly; directly. [Colloq.] The railroad cars drive slap into the city. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • slap — [slap] n. [LowG sklapp: of echoic orig.] 1. a) a blow or smack, esp. with something flat, specif. the palm of the hand b) the sound of this, or a sound like it 2. an injury to pride, self respect, etc., as an insult or rebuff vt. slapped,… …   English World dictionary

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  • Slap — Slap, n. [OE. slappe; akin to LG. slappe, G. schlappe; probably of imitative origin.] A blow, esp. one given with the open hand, or with something broad. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slap — Slap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slapping}.] To strike with the open hand, or with something broad. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slap-up — /slap up /, adj. Brit. Informal. excellent; first rate: a slap up do. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

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