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SLAP (slapped, slapping)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does slap mean? 

SLAP (noun)
  The noun SLAP has 2 senses:

1. a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
2. the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand

  Familiarity information: SLAP used as a noun is rare.


SLAP (verb)
  The verb SLAP has 1 sense:

1. hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand

  Familiarity information: SLAP used as a verb is very rare.


SLAP (adverb)
  The adverb SLAP has 1 sense:

1. directly

  Familiarity information: SLAP used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SLAP (noun)


Sense 1slap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A blow from a flat object (as an open hand)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

slap; smack

Hypernyms ("slap" is a kind of...):

blow; bump (an impact (as from a collision))


Sense 2slap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

smacking; slap; smack

Hypernyms ("slap" is a kind of...):

blow (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "slap"):

spank (a slap with the flat of the hand)


SLAP (verb)


Sense 1slap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context examples:

The impatient teacher slapped the student / a gunshot slapped him on the forehead

Hypernyms (to "slap" is one way to...):

strike (deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "slap"):

cuff; whomp (hit with the hand)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The fighter managed to slap his opponent


SLAP (adverb)


Sense 1slap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Directly

Synonyms:

bang; slap; smack; bolt; slapdash

Context examples:

he ran bang into the pole / ran slap into her

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


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