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slap around

Definition of slap around

informal

  1. :  to hit or slap (someone) many times



Word by Word Definitions

slapplay
  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

aroundplay
  1. :  in a circle or in circumference

    :  in, along, or through a circuit

    :  on all or various sides :  in every or any direction

  1. :  on all sides of

    :  so as to encircle or enclose

    :  so as to avoid or get past :  on or to another side of

  1. :  about

    :  being in existence, evidence, or circulation


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