Definition of clap
- clapped his friend on the shoulder
- clap him into jail
- since I first clapped eyes on it
- a hut clapped together from old plywood
She clapped in delight when she heard the news.
The audience clapped to the beat of the music.
The conductor clapped her hands twice, and the musicians stopped talking and prepared to play.
He clapped his friend on the shoulder.
He clapped his hand over his mouth when he realized what he had said.
He clapped his hat on his head and went out the door.
She clapped a muzzle on the dog.
The prisoners were clapped in irons.
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
bang, bash, bat, belt, bludgeon, bob, bonk, bop, box, bust, clip, clobber, clock, clout, crack, hammer, hit, knock, nail, paste, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack, smite, sock, strike, swat, swipe, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale, zap;
hang one on;
First Known Use: 1587See Words from the same year
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