clap

clap
1 verb clapped, clapping
1 (I) to hit your hands together loudly and continuously to show that you enjoyed a performance or that you approve of something: The crowd roared with approval and clapped.
2 clap your hands
a) to hit your hands together loudly and continuously to show that you approve, agree, or have enjoyed something
b) to hit your hands together to attract someone's attention or to stop them doing something: She clapped her hands and shouted, -Rosie, stop that now!-
3 clap sb on the back/shoulder etc to hit someone lightly with your open hand in a friendly way or to show that you are amused
4 clap eyes on BrE informal to suddenly see someone or something: Until this morning I'd never clapped eyes on him.
5 clap your hand on/over etc to put your hand somewhere quickly and suddenly: Babs clapped her hand over her mouth saying, -My God, I think I left the oven on.-
6 clap hold of to take hold of someone or something suddenly: I clapped hold of him by the shoulder and pushed him out of the front door.
7 clap sb in prison/jail/irons to suddenly put someone in prison or chains
- clapping noun (U) 2 noun
1 (singular) a sudden loud sound that you make when you hit your hands together, especially to show that you enjoyed something or that you agree: give sb a clap BrE: Come on everyone let's give Tommy a clap.
2 a clap on the back/shoulder an act of hitting someone on the back or shoulder to show that you are friendly or amused
3 a clap of thunder a loud sound made by thunder
4 the clap slang gonorrhoea

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Clap — (kl[a^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clapped} (kl[a^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clapping}.] [AS. clappan; akin to Icel. & Sw. klappa, D, klappen, to clap, prate, G. klaffen, v. i., to split open, yelp, klopfen, v. t. & i., to knock.] 1. To strike; to slap; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clap — or CLAP may refer to: Clapping, producing sound for applause or other purposes Child Labour Action Programme Clap skate, type of ice skate used in speed skating Clap , an instrumental song by Yes from The Yes Album People Margaret Clap or Mother… …   Wikipedia

  • Clap — (kl[a^]p), n. 1. A loud noise made by sudden collision; a bang. Give the door such a clap, as you go out, as will shake the whole room. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. A burst of sound; a sudden explosion. [1913 Webster] Horrible claps of thunder.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clap — [ klap ] n. m. • 1952; mot angl., de to clap « choquer » ♦ Cin. Petit tableau sur lequel est numérotée chaque prise de chaque séquence d un film, muni d un claquoir signalant le commencement de chaque tournage de plan. ⇒ claquette, claquoir;… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • clap — clap·bread; clap·per·dud·geon; clap; clap·board; clap·per; bon·ny·clap·per; …   English syllables

  • clap — clap1 [klap] vi. clapped, clapping [ME clappen < OE clæppan, to throb, beat; akin to ON klapp, OHG klapf, clap, crack: orig. echoic] 1. to make a sudden, explosive sound, as of two flat surfaces being struck together 2. to strike the palms of… …   English World dictionary

  • Clap — Clap, v. i. 1. To knock, as at a door. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To strike the hands together in applause. [1913 Webster] Their ladies bid them clap. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To come together suddenly with noise. [1913 Webster] The doors… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clap — interj. Cuvânt care imită zgomotul produs prin închiderea bruscă a unui capac, a unei curse de prins animale etc. [var.: clapc interj.] – Onomatopee. Trimis de hai, 01.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  clap interj. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • clap — Ⅰ. clap [1] ► VERB (clapped, clapping) 1) strike the palms of (one s hands) together repeatedly, especially to applaud. 2) slap encouragingly on the back. 3) place (a hand) briefly over one s face as a gesture of dismay. 4) (of a bird) flap (its… …   English terms dictionary

  • clap in — ˌclap ˈin [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they clap in he/she/it claps in present participle clapping in past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • Clap — (englisch für Klatschen) ist ein Nachname, Träger des Namens sind: Margaret Clap († 1726), britische Wirtin Thomas Clap (1703–1767), Präsident des Yale College Siehe auch: Clapp Diese Seite is …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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