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slap down

verb

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to put a stop to (something) by the use of force
  • public protests against the dictatorial government were always promptly slapped down

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The first known use of slap down was in 1842

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“Slap down.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/slap%20down. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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