Pronunciation: klăp
v. t.1.To strike; to slap; to strike, or strike together, with a quick motion, so, as to make a sharp noise; as, to clap one's hands; a clapping of wings.
[imp. & p. p. Clapped (klăpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Clapping.]
2.To thrust, drive, put, or close, in a hasty or abrupt manner; - often followed by to, into, on, or upon.
He had just time to get in and clap to the door.
- Locke
Clap an extinguisher upon your irony.
- Lamb.
3.To manifest approbation of, by striking the hands together; to applaud; as, to clap a performance.
To clap hands
a - To pledge faith by joining hands.
To clap hold of
b - to seize roughly or quickly.
- Shak.
To clap up
a - To imprison hastily or without due formality.
b - To make or contrive hastily.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To knock, as at a door.
2.To strike the hands together in applause.
Their ladies bid them clap.
- Shak.
3.To come together suddenly with noise.
4.To enter with alacrity and briskness; - with to or into.
5.To talk noisily; to chatter loudly.
n.1.A loud noise made by sudden collision; a bang.
2.A burst of sound; a sudden explosion.
Horrible claps of thunder.
- Hakewill.
3.A single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow.
What, fifty of my followers at a clap!
- Shak.
4.A striking of hands to express approbation.
5.Noisy talk; chatter.
6.(Falconry) The nether part of the beak of a hawk.
Clap dish
See Clack dish, under Clack, n.
Clap net
a net for taking birds, made to close or clap together.
Noun1.Clapclap - a sudden very loud noise
2.clap - a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
3.clap - a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
Synonyms: clack
Verb1.clap - put quickly or forcibly; "The judge clapped him in jail"
2.clap - cause to strike the air in flight; "The big bird clapped its wings"
3.clap - clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
Synonyms: applaud, acclaim, spat
4.clap - clap one's hands together; "The children were clapping to the music"
Synonyms: spat
5.clap - strike the air in flight; "the wings of the birds clapped loudly"
6.clap - strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting
7.clap - strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise; "clap two boards together"
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Clap dish
Clap net
clap on
clap together
clap up
clapped out
Clapper rail
clapper valve
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