transitive verb -pp-
- 1 1.1 (applaud)(person/performance)they were warmly clapped off the pitch
aplaudirrecibieron una calurosa ovación al abandonar el campo de juego [formal]Example sentences1.2 (slap) he clapped me on the back
me dio una palmada en la espaldashe clapped her hands (together)batió palmas or dio una palmada de alegría ( or satisfacción etc)to clap one's hands to the musicdar palmadas al compás de la música
- 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 eyesme tapó los ojos con la manoExample 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-
- 2 (strike hands together)dar una palmadaExample 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.
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