clap

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1 clap /ˈklæp/ verb
claps; clapped; clapping
1 clap
/ˈklæp/
verb
claps; clapped; clapping
Learner's definition of CLAP
: to hit the palms of your hands together usually more than once
◊ People often clap to show approval or pleasure.
[no object]
[+ object]
[+ object] : to suddenly put the palm of your hand on someone or something
[+ object] : to quickly or forcefully put someone or something in a place or position
: to hit (something, such as two hard surfaces) together in a way that makes a loud noise
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] informal : to suddenly put (someone) in prison, jail, etc.

clap eyes on

see 1eye

— clapping

noun [noncount]
2 clap /ˈklæp/ noun
plural claps
2 clap
/ˈklæp/
noun
plural claps
Learner's definition of CLAP
[count]
: a sound made by clapping your hands
: a loud, sharp sound
[count] : a friendly hit with the palm of your hand usually singular
[singular] British : the act of hitting the palms of your hands together again and again to show approval or pleasure
compare 3clap
3 clap /ˈklæp/ noun
3 clap
/ˈklæp/
noun
Learner's definition of CLAP
compare 2clap
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