Synonyms of slap in English:



  • 1 he slapped her hard across the face
    hit, strike, smack, crack, clout, cuff, thump, punch, thwack, spank, rap, beat
    informal whack, wallop, biff, swipe, clip, bop, belt, bash, sock
    British informal slosh
    North American informal boff, slug, bust
    Australian/New Zealand informal dong, quilt
    archaic smite
  • 2 he slapped a £10 note down on the table
    fling, throw, toss, sling, slam, bang
    informal bung, plonk
  • 3 all you need to do is slap on a coat of paint
    daub, plaster, spread; apply
  • 4 informal the United States slapped a huge tax on European wine imports
    impose, levy, put on, add
  • Phrases

    slap someone down

    informal Uncle Max was always slapping me down for being big-headedreprimandrebukereproachscoldadmonishtake to tasksquashsquelchput downput someone in their placetake down a peg or twodeflate informaltell offBritish informaltick offhave a go at


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  • he gave her a slap across the cheek
  • Phrases

    a slap in the face

    his remarks were a slap in the face for the local community
    [Antonyms] praise
    rebuffrejectionsnubinsultaffrontput-downhumiliationa blow to one's pride

    a slap on the back

    they deserve a hearty slap on the back for their efforts
    [Antonyms] condemnation criticism
    congratulationscommendationapprobationapprovalaccoladesencomiumscomplimentstributesa pat on the backpraiseacclaimacclamationa round of applause informala (big) handNorth American informalkudos rarelaudation

    a slap on the wrist

    this was not a question, but a slap on the wristreprimandrebukereproofscoldingadmonitionadmonishmentreproval informaltelling-offrap over the knucklesdressing-downBritish informalticking offwiggingAustralian/New Zealand informalserveBritish vulgar slangbollocking


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  • informal the bypass goes slap through Oxford's green belt
    straight, right, directly, squarely, dead, plumb, point-blank; exactly, precisely
    informal smack, bang, slap bang
    North American informal spang, smack dab
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