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Present participle for to browbeat or reprimand someone harshly, usually in front of other people
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“As a storm erupted over the leak, embarrassed Prime Minister John Major was forced to slap down his own deputy.”
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Present participle for to forcefully or violently subdue
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“A fearful parent may become quick to slap down any attempts by the child to develop autonomy.”
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