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v. back·slapped, back·slap·ping, back·slaps
To demonstrate effusive goodwill.
To demonstrate effusive goodwill toward (another or others).
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a slap on the back indicating joviality or congratulation
1. (tr) informal to slap (someone) on the back in congratulation
2. to display joviality (towards)
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|Verb||1.||backslap - display excessive cordiality (towards); "he is always backslapping his colleagues at staff meetings"|
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