- 1.1 (applause) to give somebody a clap1.2 (slap)aplaudir a alguienExample sentences1.3 (noise) See examples:a clap of thunder
- 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.
transitive verb -pp-
- 1 1.1 (applaud)(person/performance)they were warmly clapped off the pitch1.2 (slap) See examples: he clapped me on the backrecibieron una calurosa ovación al abandonar el campo de juego [formal]she clapped her hands (together)me dio una palmada en la espaldato clap one's hands to the musicbatió palmas or dio una palmada de alegría ( or satisfacción etc)dar palmadas al compás de la músicaExample 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 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-
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