There are 2 translations of clap in Spanish:

clap1

Pronunciation: /klæp/

n

  • 1 c 1.1 (applause) aplauso (m) to give sb a clap aplaudir a algn 1.2 (slap) palmada (f)
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    • 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) a clap of thunder un trueno

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There are 2 translations of clap in Spanish:

clap2

vt (-pp-)

  • 1 1.1 (applaud) [person/performance] aplaudir they were warmly clapped off the pitch recibieron una calurosa ovación al abandonar el campo de juego [formal] 1.2 (slap) 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
  • 2 (put, place) [colloquial/familiar] he was clapped in prison lo metieron en la cárcel he clapped his hand over my eyes me tapó los ojos con la mano eye1 1 1
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    • 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.

vi (-pp-)

  • 1.1 (applaud) aplaudir 1.2 (strike hands together) dar* una palmada
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    • 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.
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    • 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

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (apply) asegurar, sujetar to clap one's cap on encasquetarse la gorra 1.2 (add) (BrE) [colloquial/familiar], agregar*, encajar [familiar/colloquial]

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Word of the day rigor
m
rigor (US), rigour (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.