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clap

clap

pronunciation:
klaep
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: clapped, clapping, claps
definition 1: to strike together, making a sharp, short sound.
Garth clapped his book shut.
synonyms:
bang, slam
similar words:
cast, dash, fold, hurl, shove, thrust
definition 2: to strike lightly with an open hand and in a friendly manner.
The coach clapped us on our backs after we won the game.
synonyms:
slap
similar words:
cuff, pat, rap, smack, strike, thump, whack
definition 3: to strike one's open hands together again and again as a way of showing approval.
Everyone clapped when the show was over.
synonyms:
applaud
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a slap or blow.
He gave her a clap on the back when he saw that she was choking.
synonyms:
cuff, slap
similar words:
blow, box, clip, pat, slam, smack, tap, whack
definition 2: a sudden, loud sound.
A sudden clap of thunder frightened the dog.
synonyms:
bang, crack, slap
similar words:
burst, report, slam
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