verb (clapp, ing)
- The act of strike, striking the palms of the hands, or any two surfaces, together; the sound produced thereby.
- He summoned the waiter with a .
- She shut her diary with a loud .
- Any loud, sudden, explosive sound resembling that made by striking one hard surface on another.
- Off in the distance, he heard the of thunder.
- A slap with the hand, usually in a jovial manner.
- His father's affection never went further than a handshake or a on the shoulder.
- (slang) Gonorrhea; used with the definite article, as in "the clap".
- He wasn't careful; he caught both syphilis and the .
- (w:Yorkshire_dialect, Yorkshire dialect) A dropping of cow dung (presumably from the sound made as it hits the ground) <ref>Edward Peacock, A Glossary of Words Used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corringham, Lincolnshire, http://books.google.com/books?id=c3oKAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA188&dq=clap&as_brr=1 p 188</ref>
- To strike the palms of the hands together, creating a sharp sound.
- The children began to in time with the music.
- To applaud.
- The audience loudly clapped the actress, who responded with a deep curtsey.
- It isn"t the singers they are clapping, it's the composer.
- To slap with the hand in a jovial manner.
- He would often his teammates on the back for encouragement.
- To bring two surfaces together forcefully, creating a sharp sound.
- He clapped the empty glass down on the table.
- She clapped the book shut.
- He clapped across the floor in his boots.
- To create or assemble (something) hastily (usually followed by up or together).
- We should together a shelter before nightfall.
- The rival factions clapped up a truce.
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