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slap



Pronunciation: (slap), [key]
n., v., slapped, slap•ping,
adv.


n.
1. a sharp blow or smack, esp. with the open hand or with something flat.
2. a sound made by or as if by such a blow or smack: the slap of the waves against the dock.
3. a sharply worded or sarcastic rebuke or comment.
4. slap on the wrist, relatively mild criticism or censure: He got away with a slap on the wrist.

v.t.
1. to strike sharply, esp. with the open hand or with something flat.
2. to bring (the hand, something flat, etc.) with a sharp blow against something.
3. to dash or cast forcibly: He slapped the package against the wall.
4. to put or place promptly and sometimes haphazardly (often fol. by on): The officer slapped a ticket on the car. He slapped mustard on the sandwich.
5. slap down,
a. to subdue, esp. by a blow or by force; suppress.
b. to reject, oppose, or criticize sharply: to slap down dissenting voices.

adv.
Informal.directly; straight; smack: The tug rammed slap into the side of the freighter.

slap



Pronunciation: (slap), [key]
n., v., slapped, slap•ping.
Scot.

n.
1. a gap or opening, as in a fence, wall, cloud bank, or line of troops.
2. a mountain pass.
3. a wound or gash.

v.t.
to make a gap or opening in; breach.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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