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a slap on the back

Definition of a slap on the back

  1. :  the act of slapping someone's back usually to express praise or approval <He gave me a slap on the back and said “Good job!”>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  opening, breach

  1. :  to strike sharply with or as if with the open hand

    :  to cause to strike with a motion or sound like that of a blow with the open hand

    :  to put, place, or throw with careless haste or force

  1. :  a quick sharp blow

    :  a blow with the open hand

    :  a noise like that of a slap

  1. :  directly, smack

  1. :  the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine

    :  the body considered as the wearer of clothes

    :  capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. :  to, toward, or at the rear

    :  in or into the past :  backward in time

    :  ago

  1. :  being at or in the back

    :  distant from a central or main area

    :  articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage

  1. :  to support by material or moral assistance

    :  substantiate

    :  to assume financial responsibility for

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a dwelling place or home

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