slap with

phrasal verb

slapped with; slapping with; slaps with
US, informal
: to punish (someone) with (a fine, lawsuit, etc.)
The judge slapped the company with a fine for polluting the river.

Examples of slap with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And if not, they’d be slapped with an antitrust lawsuit. Gal Luft, Foreign Affairs, 15 Oct. 2013 In July 2016, the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum and the former Chopped Canada host were slapped with a tax lien by the state of California. Esther Kang, Peoplemag, 1 June 2024 The blow-ups have led to financiers being banned, people jailed and banks slapped with fines for poor internal controls. Bernadette Toh, TIME, 31 May 2024 The White House passed new laws that means those importing cars from the likes of BYD will be slapped with a 100% tariff. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 15 May 2024 Other goods from China slapped with higher tariffs include solar cells, batteries, battery materials, cranes used at ports, and certain medical supplies, as well as steel and aluminum imported from China. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, 14 May 2024 Shortly before he was expelled from Congress, Santos was slapped with 23 federal charges in October. Matt Lavietes, NBC News, 29 Apr. 2024 Alba, clearly frustrated, was slapped with a pair of yellow cards four minutes apart late in the game and Miami had to finish the game with 10 men. Michelle Kaufman, Miami Herald, 11 Apr. 2024 There’s one more thing: The biopic did more than double the business of Sony’s superhero offering Madame Web, which grossed $6 million and got slapped with a C+ CinemaScore. Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Feb. 2024

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“Slap with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slap%20with. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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