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clap1 / klap/ • v. (clapped , clap·ping ) [tr.] strike the palms of (one's hands) together repeatedly, typically in order to applaud: Agnes clapped her hands in glee | [intr.] the crowd was clapping and cheering. ∎  show approval of (a person or action) in this way. ∎  strike the palms of (one's hands) together once, esp. as a signal. ∎  slap (someone) encouragingly on the back or shoulder. ∎  place (a hand) briefly against or over one's mouth or forehead as a gesture of dismay or regret: he swore and clapped a hand to his forehead. ∎  (of a bird) flap (its wings) audibly. • n. 1. an act of striking together the palms of the hands, either once or repeatedly. ∎  a friendly slap or pat on the back or shoulder. 2. an explosive sound, esp. of thunder: a clap of thunder echoed through the valley. PHRASES: clap eyes onsee eye. clap (someone) in jail (or irons) put (someone) in prison (or in chains).PHRASAL VERBS: clap (something) on abruptly impose (a restrictive or punitive measure): most countries clapped on tariffs to protect their farmers. clap2 • n. (usu. the clap) inf. a venereal disease, esp. gonorrhea.

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clap 1 make a sharp, forcible, or resounding noise. OE. clappian throb, beat = MLG. klappen, OHG. klapfōn, ON. klappa beside OE. clæppan = MLG. kleppen, OHG. klepfen; also OE. clæpp-, cleppet(t)an; of imit. orig.

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clap 2 (sl.) gonorrhoea. XVI. of uncert. orig.; cf. OF. clapoir venereal bubo.

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