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clap 1

 (klăp)
v. clapped, clap·ping, claps
v.intr.
1. To strike the palms of the hands together with a sudden explosive sound, as in applauding.
2. To come together suddenly with a sharp sound.
v.tr.
1. To strike together with a sharp sound, as one hard surface on another: clapped a book on the desk.
2. To strike (the hands) together with an abrupt, loud sound, usually repeatedly: clapped hands in time to the music.
3. To strike lightly but firmly with the open hand, as in greeting: clapped me on the shoulder.
4. To put or place quickly and firmly: clapped the purse snatcher in jail; clapped a lid on the box.
5. To arrange hastily: clapped together a plan.
n.
1. The act or sound of clapping the hands.
2. A sudden, loud, explosive sound: a clap of thunder.
3. A sharp blow with the open hand; a slap.
4. Obsolete A sudden stroke of fortune, especially of bad luck.

[Middle English clappen, from Old English clæppan, clappian, to throb, and from Old Norse klappa, to clap, pat.]

clap 2

 (klăp)
n. Vulgar Slang
Gonorrhea. Often used with the.

[Probably from obsolete French clapoir, bubo, from Old French clapier, brothel, from Old Provençal, rabbit warren, from clap, heap of stones, perhaps of Celtic origin.]

clap

(klæp)
vb, claps, clapping or clapped
1. to make or cause to make a sharp abrupt sound, as of two nonmetallic objects struck together
2. to applaud (someone or something) by striking the palms of the hands together sharply
3. (tr) to strike (a person) lightly with an open hand, in greeting, encouragement, etc
4. (tr) to place or put quickly or forcibly: they clapped him into jail.
5. (Zoology) (of certain birds) to flap (the wings) noisily
6. (tr; foll by up or together) to contrive or put together hastily: they soon clapped up a shed.
7. clap eyes on informal to catch sight of
8. clap hold of informal to grasp suddenly or forcibly
n
9. the sharp abrupt sound produced by striking the hands together
10. the act of clapping, esp in applause: he deserves a good clap.
11. a sudden sharp sound, esp of thunder
12. a light blow
13. archaic a sudden action or mishap
[Old English clæppan; related to Old High German klepfen, Middle Dutch klape rattle, Dutch klepel clapper; all of imitative origin]

clap

(klæp)
n
(Pathology) the clap a slang word for gonorrhoea
[C16: from Old French clapoir venereal sore, from clapier brothel, from Old Provençal, from clap heap of stones, of obscure origin]

clap1

(klæp)

v. clapped, clap•ping,
n. v.t.
1. to strike the palms of (one's hands) together, usu. repeatedly, esp. to express approval.
2. to strike (someone) amicably with a light slap, as in greeting or encouragement: He clapped his friend on the back.
3. to strike (an object) against something quickly and forcefully, producing an abrupt, sharp sound.
4. to bring together forcefully (facing surfaces of the same object): She clapped the book shut.
5. to put or place quickly or forcefully.
6. to make or arrange hastily (often fol. by up or together).
7. to applaud (a performance, speaker, etc.) by clapping the hands.
v.i.
8. to clap the hands, as to express approval; applaud.
9. to make an abrupt, sharp sound, as of flat surfaces striking against one another: The shutters clapped in the wind.
10. to move or strike with such a sound.
n.
11. an act of clapping.
12. the abrupt, sharp sound produced by clapping.
13. a resounding blow; slap.
14. a loud and abrupt or explosive noise, as of thunder.
15. a sudden stroke, blow, or act.
16. Obs. a sudden mishap.
[1175–1225; Middle English clappen, Old English clæppan, c. Middle Low German kleppen]

clap2

(klæp)
n.
Slang: Sometimes Vulgar. gonorrhea (often prec. by the).
[1580–90; akin to Middle French clapoir bubo, clapier brothel, Old Provençal clapier warren]

clap


Past participle: clapped
Gerund: clapping

Imperative
clap
clap
Present
I clap
you clap
he/she/it claps
we clap
you clap
they clap
Preterite
I clapped
you clapped
he/she/it clapped
we clapped
you clapped
they clapped
Present Continuous
I am clapping
you are clapping
he/she/it is clapping
we are clapping
you are clapping
they are clapping
Present Perfect
I have clapped
you have clapped
he/she/it has clapped
we have clapped
you have clapped
they have clapped
Past Continuous
I was clapping
you were clapping
he/she/it was clapping
we were clapping
you were clapping
they were clapping
Past Perfect
I had clapped
you had clapped
he/she/it had clapped
we had clapped
you had clapped
they had clapped
Future
I will clap
you will clap
he/she/it will clap
we will clap
you will clap
they will clap
Future Perfect
I will have clapped
you will have clapped
he/she/it will have clapped
we will have clapped
you will have clapped
they will have clapped
Future Continuous
I will be clapping
you will be clapping
he/she/it will be clapping
we will be clapping
you will be clapping
they will be clapping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clapping
you have been clapping
he/she/it has been clapping
we have been clapping
you have been clapping
they have been clapping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clapping
you will have been clapping
he/she/it will have been clapping
we will have been clapping
you will have been clapping
they will have been clapping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clapping
you had been clapping
he/she/it had been clapping
we had been clapping
you had been clapping
they had been clapping
Conditional
I would clap
you would clap
he/she/it would clap
we would clap
you would clap
they would clap
Past Conditional
I would have clapped
you would have clapped
he/she/it would have clapped
we would have clapped
you would have clapped
they would have clapped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clap - a sudden very loud noiseclap - a sudden very loud noise    
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
water hammer - the banging sound of steam in pipes
2.clap - a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
sexually transmitted disease, social disease, STD, VD, venereal disease, venereal infection, Venus's curse, Cupid's disease, Cupid's itch, dose - a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
3.clap - a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
Verb1.clap - put quickly or forcibly; "The judge clapped him in jail"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
2.clap - cause to strike the air in flight; "The big bird clapped its wings"
flap, beat - move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
3.clap - clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approvalclap - clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
bravo - applaud with shouts of `bravo' or `brava'
gesticulate, gesture, motion - show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
4.clap - clap one's hands together; "The children were clapping to the music"
gesticulate, gesture, motion - show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
5.clap - strike the air in flight; "the wings of the birds clapped loudly"
flap, beat - move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping"
6.clap - strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
7.clap - strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise; "clap two boards together"
hit - cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"

clap

verb
1. applaud, cheer, acclaim, give it up for (slang), give (someone) a big hand The men danced and the women clapped. People lined the streets to clap the marchers.
applaud boo, hiss, jeer, catcall, blow a raspberry
2. strike, pat, punch, bang, thrust, slap, whack, wallop (informal), thwack He clapped me on the back and boomed, `Well done.'

clap

verb
1. To express approval, especially by clapping:
Idiom: give someone a hand.
2. To make a sudden sharp, explosive noise:
3. To strike, set down, or close in such a way as to make a loud noise:
noun
A sudden sharp, explosive noise:
Translations
تَرْبيتصفققَصْفُ الرَّعْديُرَبِّت بِكَفِّهِيُصَفِّقُ
tleskatvrazitplácnoutplácnutípoplácat
klappeklappenslåsmidetordenskrald
taputtaa
מחא כפיים
pljeskati
megtapsolmegveregettapsol
klappklappaòrumaslá létt meî flötum lófastinga/setja í
拍手する
손뼉을 치다
griausmasįkištipaplekšnotiplekšnojimasplojimas
aplaudēšanaaplaudētaplausigrāviensieslodzīt
potľapkanie
ploskploskati
klappa
ปรบมือ
alkışlamaalkışlamakalkışlanmakel çırpmagürleme
vỗ tay

clap

1 [klæp]
A. N
1. (on shoulder, of the hands) → palmada f
a clap of thunderun trueno
2. (= applause) → aplauso m
to get a claprecibir un aplauso
to give sb a clapdar un aplauso a algn
B. VT
1. (= applaud) [+ person, play, announcement] → aplaudir
to clap one's handsdar palmadas, batir las palmas
to clap sb on the backdar a algn una palmada en la espalda
2. (= place) → poner
he clapped his hat onse encasquetó el sombrero
to clap a hand over sb's mouthtapar la boca a algn con la mano
to clap eyes onclavar la vista en
to clap sth shutcerrar algo de golpe
they clapped him in prisonlo metieron en la cárcel
C. VIaplaudir

clap

2 [klæp] N the clap (= disease) → gonorrea f

clap

[ˈklæp]
vi (= applaud) [audience] → applaudir
vt
to clap one's hands → frapper dans ses mains
I've trained my dog to sit when I clap my hands → J'ai dressé mon chien à s'asseoir quand je frappe dans mes mains.
to clap eyes on sb → poser les yeux sur qn
to clap sb on the back → donner à qn une tape dans le dos
n
(= applause) to give sb a clap → applaudir qn
(= light blow) → tape f
a clap of thunder → un coup de tonnerre

clap

1
n (inf)Tripper m; to catch a dose of the clapsich (dat)was or den Tripper (weg)holen (inf)

clap

2
nKlatschen nt no pl; (no pl: = applause) → (Beifall)klatschen nt; a clap of thunderein Donnerschlag m; give him a clap!klatscht ihm Beifall!, alle(s) klatschen!; the audience gave him a big clapdas Publikum klatschte (ihm) begeistert Beifall; a clap on the backein Schlag mauf die Schulter
vt
(= applaud)Beifall klatschen (+dat)
to clap one’s handsin die Hände klatschen; to clap somebody on the backjdm auf die Schulter klopfen
(= put quickly) he clapped his hand over my mouther hielt mir den Mund zu; to clap somebody into prisonjdn ins Gefängnis stecken; to clap eyes on somebody/something (inf)jdn/etw zu sehen kriegen (inf)
vi(Beifall) klatschen

clap

[klæp]
1. n (on shoulder) → pacca; (of the hands) → battimano; (applause) → applauso
a clap of thunder → un tuono
2. vt (applaud) → applaudire
to clap one's hands → battere le mani
to clap a hand over sb's mouth → chiudere la bocca (con la mano) a qn
they clapped him in prison (fam) → lo sbatterono dentro
3. vi (applaud) → applaudire

clap

(klӕp) past tense past participle clapped verb
1. to strike the palms of the hands together eg to show approval, to mark a rhythm, or to gain attention etc. When the singer appeared, the audience started to clap loudly; They clapped the speech enthusiastically; Clap your hands in time to the music.
2. to strike (someone) with the palm of the hand, often in a friendly way. He clapped him on the back and congratulated him.
3. to put suddenly (into prison, chains etc). They clapped him in jail.
noun
1. a sudden noise (of thunder).
2. an act of clapping. They gave the performer a clap; He gave me a clap on the back.

clap

يُصَفِّقُ tleskat klappe klatschen χειροκροτώ aplaudir taputtaa applaudir pljeskati applaudire 拍手する 손뼉을 치다 klappen klappe klasnąć bater palma, bater palmas хлопать klappa ปรบมือ alkışlanmak vỗ tay 鼓掌

clap

n. pop. gonorrea, blenorragia;
[hand] palmada.

clap

n (fam, ant) gonorrea
References in classic literature ?
Bhaer paused, outtalked but not one whit convinced, Jo wanted to clap her hands and thank him.
For weeks afterward, whenever Jake and I met Antonia on her way to the post-office, or going along the road with her work-team, she would clap her hands and call to us in a spiteful, crowing voice:
Yes, I reckon yours is the cleanest house, because it's the newest, so you'll just step out and let us knock in one o' the gables, and clap it on to the saloon, and make ONE house of it, don't you see?
The tale was told of old Brouwer, a most heretical disbeliever in ghosts, how he met the Horseman returning from his foray into Sleepy Hollow, and was obliged to get up behind him; how they galloped over bush and brake, over hill and swamp, until they reached the bridge; when the Horseman suddenly turned into a skeleton, threw old Brouwer into the brook, and sprang away over the tree-tops with a clap of thunder.
Clap eye on Captain Ahab, young man, and thou wilt find that he has only one leg.
Another has the toothache: the carpenter out pincers, and clapping one hand upon his bench bids him be seated there; but the poor fellow unmanageably winces under the unconcluded operation; whirling round the handle of his wooden vice, the carpenter signs him to clap his jaw in that, if he would have him draw the tooth.
He then somehow scrambled into the saddle, and with a "Gee up" and a clap on my sides with both his legs, he started on his journey, making a little circuit to avoid the dike.
There was no place to entertain company except in the kitchen, in the midst of the family, and Tamoszius would sit there with his hat between his knees, never saying more than half a dozen words at a time, and turning red in the face before he managed to say those; until finally Jurgis would clap him upon the back, in his hearty way, crying, "Come now, brother, give us a tune.
We must drive right to Washington first and foremost, and then I'll clap you into jail, while I does the business.
Those banks of beautiful ladies, shining in their barbaric splendors, would see a knight sprawl from his horse in the lists with a lance- shaft the thickness of your ankle clean through him and the blood spouting, and instead of fainting they would clap their hands and crowd each other for a better view; only sometimes one would dive into her handkerchief, and look ostentatiously broken-hearted, and then you could lay two to one that there was a scandal there somewhere and she was afraid the public hadn't found it out.
At the daily dental hour there would always be about five hundred soldiers gathered together in the neighborhood of that dental chair waiting to see the performance--and help; and the moment the surgeon took a grip on the candidate's tooth and began to lift, every one of those five hundred rascals would clap his hand to his jaw and begin to hop around on one leg and howl with all the lungs he had
And, mind you, when a girl tries to catch anything in her lap she throws her knees apart; she don't clap them together, the way you did when you catched the lump of lead.