slap down

verb

Definition of slap down

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

First Known Use of slap down

1842

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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