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slap down

transitive verb

Definition of slap down

  1. 1 :  to prohibit or restrain usually abruptly and with censure from acting in a specified way :  squelch

  2. 2 :  to put an abrupt stop to :  suppress



Examples of slap down in a sentence

  1. <public protests against the government were always promptly slapped down>



1842

First Known Use of slap down

1842


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