Meaning of slap


Pronunciation: (slap), [key]
— n., v., adv. slapped, slap•ping,
  1. a sharp blow or smack, esp. with the open hand or with something flat.
  2. a sound made by or as if by such a blow or smack: the slap of the waves against the dock.
  3. a sharply worded or sarcastic rebuke or comment.
  4. relatively mild criticism or censure: He got away with a slap on the wrist.
  1. to strike sharply, esp. with the open hand or with something flat.
  2. to bring (the hand, something flat, etc.) with a sharp blow against something.
  3. to dash or cast forcibly: He slapped the package against the wall.
  4. to put or place promptly and sometimes haphazardly (often fol. by on): The officer slapped a ticket on the car. He slapped mustard on the sandwich.
  5. to slap down dissenting voices.
    1. to subdue, esp. by a blow or by force; suppress.
    2. to reject, oppose, or criticize sharply:to slap down dissenting voices.
  1. directly; straight; smack: The tug rammed slap into the side of the freighter.


Pronunciation: (slap), [key]
— n., v., slapped, slap•ping.
  1. a gap or opening, as in a fence, wall, cloud bank, or line of troops.
  2. a mountain pass.
  3. a wound or gash.
  1. to make a gap or opening in; breach.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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