There are 2 main translations of clap in Italian:

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clap 1

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

noun

transitive verb forma in -ing ecc. -pp-

  • 1to clap one's hands clap your hands!
    battete la mani!
    to clap one's hands over one's ears
    coprirsi le orecchie con le mani
    to clap one's hand over somebody's mouth
    mettere una mano sulla bocca a qualcuno
    to clap somebody on the back
    dare una pacca o pacche sulla schiena a qualcuno
    to clap something shut
    chiudere qualcosa con un colpo della mano
  • 3 [informal] (set) See examples:to clap somebody in irons, in jail
    sbattere qualcuno in prigione

intransitive verb forma in -ing ecc. -pp-

Idioms

to clap eyes on

buttare o gettare l'occhio su, scorgere

I've never clapped eyes on her before

non l'ho mai vista prima

Phrasal verbs

clap along

battere le mani a tempo
to con

clap on:

to clap on one's hat
ficcarsi in testa il cappello
to clap on the brakes (Auto) [informal] to clap on sail (Nautical)

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

noun

[informal]

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