There are 2 main translations of clap in Spanish:

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clap 1

American English: /klæp/
British English: /klap/

noun

  • 1.1 (applause) to give somebody a clap
    aplaudir a alguien
    1.2 (slap)
    Example sentences
    • Mark gave him a friendly clap on the shoulder, ‘ah, don't worry about it, you'll find out sooner or later right?’
    • She smiled, giving both of them a friendly clap on the shoulder.
    • With a clap on the shoulder for me and a kiss for Willow, he went to bed.
    1.3 (noise) See examples:a clap of thunder
    un trueno

transitive verb -pp-

  • 1 1.1 (applaud)
    (person/performance)
    they were warmly clapped off the pitch
    recibieron una calurosa ovación al abandonar el campo de juego [formal]
    1.2 (slap) See examples: he clapped me on the back
    me dio una palmada en la espalda
    she clapped her hands (together)
    batió palmas or dio una palmada de alegría ( or satisfacción etc)
    to clap one's hands to the music
    dar palmadas al compás de la música
    Example sentences
    • The crowd cheered, whistling and clapping their hands.
    • The crowd, while clapping their hands, also tapped their foot to the music, as the models pranced around showing off the jewellery.
    • The audience clapped loudly at the end of the lecture.
  • 2 (put, place) [colloquial]he was clapped in prison he clapped his hand over my eyes
    me tapó los ojos con la mano
    Example sentences
    • She was grabbed again from behind and this time a big, scaly, clawed hand was clapped over her mouth.
    • Another hand was clapped over his mouth, muffling the sound.
    • You clap your hand to your forehead and trot back upstairs to change into a pair of jeans.

intransitive verb -pp-

  • 1.1 (applaud) 1.2 (strike hands together)
    dar una palmada
    Example sentences
    • Anna clapped her hands together once.
    • Andy joined in at the last minute and clapped her hands together once.
    • Maybe you should clap your hands once and knock your heels together three times.

Phrasal verbs

clap on

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1.1 (apply) to clap one's cap on
encasquetarse la gorra
1.2 (add)
(British English) [colloquial]

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clap 2
American English: /klæp/
British English: /klap/

noun

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