Definitions for CLAPklæp
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
clapklæp(v.; n.)clapped, clap•ping
(v.t.)to strike the palms of (one's hands) together, usu. repeatedly, esp. to express approval.
to strike (someone) amicably with a light slap, as in greeting or encouragement:
He clapped his friend on the back.
to strike (an object) against something quickly and forcefully, producing an abrupt, sharp sound.
to bring together forcefully (facing surfaces of the same object):
She clapped the book shut.
to put or place quickly or forcefully.
to make or arrange hastily (often fol. by up or together).
to applaud (a performance, speaker, etc.) by clapping the hands.
(v.i.)to clap the hands, as to express approval; applaud.
to make an abrupt, sharp sound, as of flat surfaces striking against one another:
The shutters clapped in the wind.
to move or strike with such a sound.
(n.)an act of clapping.
the abrupt, sharp sound produced by clapping.
a resounding blow; slap.
a loud and abrupt or explosive noise, as of thunder.
a sudden stroke, blow, or act.
Obs. a sudden mishap.
Origin of clap:
1175–1225; ME clappen, OE clæppan, c. MLG kleppen
Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.gonorrhea (often prec. by the).
Category: Status (usage), Pathology
Origin of clap:
1580–90; akin to MF clapoir bubo, clapier brothel, OPr clapier warren
bang, clap, eruption, blast, bam(noun)
a sudden very loud noise
gonorrhea, gonorrhoea, clap(noun)
a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
put quickly or forcibly
"The judge clapped him in jail"
cause to strike the air in flight
"The big bird clapped its wings"
applaud, clap, spat, acclaim(verb)
clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
clap one's hands together
"The children were clapping to the music"
strike the air in flight
"the wings of the birds clapped loudly"
strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting
strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise
"clap two boards together"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to repeatedly hit your hands together to show appreciation
clapping and cheering; to clap to the music
to suddenly put
She clapped her hands over her ears.
a sudden loud noise
a clap of thunder
The act of striking the palms of the hands, or any two surfaces, together.
He summoned the waiter with a clap.
The explosive sound of thunder.
Any loud, sudden, explosive sound made by striking hard surfaces together, or resembling such a sound.
A slap with the hand, usually in a jovial manner.
His father's affection never went further than a handshake or a clap on the shoulder.
To strike the palms of the hands together, creating a sharp sound.
The children began to clap in time with the music.
To slap with the hand in a jovial manner.
He would often clap his teammates on the back for encouragement.
To bring two surfaces together forcefully, creating a sharp sound.
To create or assemble (something) hastily (usually followed by up or together).
To set or put, usually in haste.
(Yorkshire dialect) A dropping of cow dung (presumably from the sound made as it hits the ground)
to strike; to slap; to strike, or strike together, with a quick motion, so, as to make a sharp noise; as, to clap one's hands; a clapping of wings
to thrust, drive, put, or close, in a hasty or abrupt manner; -- often followed by to, into, on, or upon
to manifest approbation of, by striking the hands together; to applaud; as, to clap a performance
to express contempt or derision
to knock, as at a door
to strike the hands together in applause
to come together suddenly with noise
to enter with alacrity and briskness; -- with to or into
to talk noisily; to chatter loudly
a loud noise made by sudden collision; a bang
a burst of sound; a sudden explosion
a single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow
a striking of hands to express approbation
noisy talk; chatter
the nether part of the beak of a hawk
Translations for CLAP
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a sudden noise (of thunder).
- قَصْفُ الرَّعْدArabic
- trovãoPortuguese (BR)
- rána, prásknutíCzech
- der KnallGerman
- κρότος, βροντήGreek
- ruido secoSpanish
- صدای بلند و ناگهانیFarsi
- äkillinen ääniFinnish
- ‘쾅’ 하는 갑작스런 (천둥) 소리Korean
- trenksmas, griausmasLithuanian
- brak, smellNorwegian
- łoskot, hukPolish
- صدای بلند و ناگهانیPersian
- د ناګهانی آوازPashto
- pocnet, bubuitRomanian
- удар (грома)Russian
- skräll, knallSwedish
- 爆裂聲，轟隆聲Chinese (Trad.)
- ляскання; грюканняUkrainian
- اچانک شور ، گرجUrdu
- tiếng sétVietnamese
- 霹雳声Chinese (Simp.)
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