HyperDic: slap

English > 4 senses of the word slap:
VERBcontactslaphit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand
NOUNeventslap, smacka blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
actslap, smack, smackingthe act of smacking something
ADVERBallslap, bang, slapdash, smack, boltdirectly
slap > pronunciation
Soundsslae'p
Rhymesbackslap ... zap: 45 rhymes with aep...
English > slap: 4 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA blow from a flat object (as an open hand).
Synonymsmack
Broaderblow, bumpAn impact (as from a collision)
Spanishbofetada, galleta, palmada, tortazo
Catalanbolet, bufetada, mastegot
Verbsslaphit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand
English > slap: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand.
Synonymssmack, smacking
NarrowerspankA slap with the flat of the hand
BroaderblowA powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
Spanishazotaina, bicoca, bofetada, cachete, cale, manotada, manotazo, torta, tortazo
Catalanbolet, bufetada, mastegot, surra
Verbsslaphit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand
English > slap: 4 senses > adverb 1
Meaningdirectly.
Example "ran slap into her"
Synonymsbang, slapdash, smack, bolt
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishde cabeza, de lleno, directamente, directo
English > slap: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaninghit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThe fighter managed to slap his opponent
Examples
  • "The impatient teacher slapped the student"
  • "a gunshot slapped him on the forehead"
Narrowercuff, whomphit with the hand
Broaderstrikedeliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
Spanishabofetear
Nounsslapthe act of smacking something
slapa blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
slappera hitter who slaps (usually another person) with an open hand

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