slap
I. noun Etymology: Middle English slop, from Middle Dutch; akin to Middle Dutch slippen to slip Date: 14th century dialect British opening, breach II. transitive verb (slapped; slapping) Etymology: akin to Low German slapp, noun blow Date: 15th century 1. a. to strike sharply with or as if with the open hand b. to cause to strike with a motion or sound like that of a blow with the open hand 2. to put, place, or throw with careless haste or force <
slapped on a coat of paint
>
3. to assail verbally ; insult 4. to subject to a penalty — usually used with with <
slapped him with a $10 fine
>
III. noun Date: 1606 1. a. a quick sharp blow b. a blow with the open hand 2. a noise like that of a slap 3. rebuff, insult IV. adverb Etymology: probably from Low German slapp, from slapp, noun Date: 1672 directly, smack

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
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  • slap — ► VERB (slapped, slapping) 1) hit or strike with the palm of one s hand or a flat object. 2) hit against with a slapping sound. 3) (slap down) informal reprimand forcefully. 4) (slap on) apply quickly, carelessly, or forcefully …   English terms dictionary

  • slap — slap; slap·dash·ery; slap·dash·ness; slap·hap·pi·ness; slap·jack; slap·per; slap·py; back·slap·per; …   English syllables

  • slap — s.n. (muz.) Efect sonor obţinut la contrabas prin lovirea gâtului instrumentului. [pr.: slep] – cuv. engl. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 25.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  slap (muz.) s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa …   Dicționar Român

  • şlap — ŞLAP, şlapi, s.m. Papuc (1) pentru plajă, baie etc. fără toc şi cu feţe din una sau mai multe bentiţe. – Din germ. Schlappe. Trimis de cata, 01.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  ŞLAP s. v. papuc. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  şlap s. m …   Dicționar Român

  • Slap — Slap, adv. [Cf. LG. slap, G. schlapp. See {Slap}, n.] With a sudden and violent blow; hence, quickly; instantly; directly. [Colloq.] The railroad cars drive slap into the city. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slap — slȃp m <N mn slápovi> DEFINICIJA 1. mjesto na kojem se voda tekućica prelijeva niz kamenje, stijenje (ob. s visine); buk, vodopad 2. pren. ono što se naglo, brzo, u velikoj količini izlijeva ili prosipa (jaka svjetlost, bujna kosa)… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • slap — [slap] n. [LowG sklapp: of echoic orig.] 1. a) a blow or smack, esp. with something flat, specif. the palm of the hand b) the sound of this, or a sound like it 2. an injury to pride, self respect, etc., as an insult or rebuff vt. slapped,… …   English World dictionary

  • Slap — Slap, n. [OE. slappe; akin to LG. slappe, G. schlappe; probably of imitative origin.] A blow, esp. one given with the open hand, or with something broad. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slap — Slap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slapping}.] To strike with the open hand, or with something broad. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slap — index beat (strike), lash (strike), strike (assault) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • slȃp — m 〈N mn slápovi〉 1. {{001f}}mjesto na kojem se voda tekućica prelijeva niz kamenje, stijenje (ob. s visine); buk, vodopad, padež 2. {{001f}}pren. ono što se naglo, brzo, u velikoj količini izlijeva ili prosipa (jaka svjetlost, bujna kosa) …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

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