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An explosive sound, especially of thunder
“Just as I was about to power up the mower, there was a clap of thunder and the rain started.”
An act of striking together the palms of the hands
“When they stop I give them a clap.”
A friendly slap or pat on the back or shoulder
“More than the traditional acknowledgement - a clap on the back - which usually went to sponsors in the past.”
Applaud; slap with approbation
“People rushed over to clap Jeff on the back, hug Bethany, and congratulate the both of them.”
To applaud
“The older students clapped enthusiastically while the newcomer were still a bit hesitant, confused.”
To slap with the hand in a jovial manner
“At the sound, the birds rise from their night places; they clap their wide, black wings and settle again.”
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