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Noun
A loud or explosive sound
“Just as I was about to power up the mower, there was a clap of thunder and the rain began to fall.”
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An act of striking together the palms of the hands
“He received a huge clap from the crowd when he finished the race.”
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A (typically friendly) hit, slap or pat
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“Old Red was congratulating his student with a clap on the back when a heartstopping shriek pierced the morning air.”
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Disease given through sexual relations
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To applaud, especially in approval or admiration
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“Not only did they clap enthusiastically, but they also shouted, snapped their fingers, and created an appreciative atmosphere.”
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To hit or strike someone or something
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“People rushed over to clap Jeff on the back, hug Bethany, and congratulate the both of them.”
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(informal) To put someone or something somewhere, or in a given place
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“The mayor of this place has had the impudence to seize a captain in your Majesty's service, clap him in prison, and refuses to surrender him to me, his commander.”
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To flap audibly, especially wings (of a bird or similar species)
“At the sound, the birds rise and clap their wide, black wings.”
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To make a loud, deep, resonant sound
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(close around or over) To come into contact with (something) so as to grasp and hold it
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To make a sudden, sharp noise, or succession of noises
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To crackle, to make a crackling sound
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To restrain with chains or manacles
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To impose or inflict something undesirable on someone
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To touch quickly and gently with the flat of the hand
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To securely fasten something (to something else)
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