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Present participle for to hit or strike, especially with the palm of the hand or a flat object
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“Dymphna's spine stiffened and she had to force herself not to strike out and slap him.”
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Present participle for to put or throw somewhere quickly, carelessly, or forcefully
“I slap the book down on the table, shrugging my bag off and barreling into my room where I strip my soaked clothes off and exchange them for pajamas.”
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Present participle for to apply or spread a substance, typically quickly, carelessly, or forcefully
“Just slap some make-up on and let's go already.”
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Present participle for to impose a rule, law, penalty, etc.
“What would it cost farmers and consumers if we had to slap a ban on antibiotic feed additives?”
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(somewhat rare) Present participle for to cause to feel hurt, upset, or resentful
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“How could the woman look her in the eye, feigning concern, and then slap her with this insult?”
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Present participle for to flow (noisily) in a stream
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Present participle for to injure
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Present participle for to criticize (someone or something) harshly
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Present participle for touch roughly
Noun
An aggressive and violent physical act against a person or object
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Noun
The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like
Adjective
Striking
“Aaron and Adam had begun slapping each other on the cheek with one hand while the other punched the other one in the arm.”
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