- 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (applause) aplauso (masculine) to give sb a clap aplaudir a algn 1.2 (slap) palmada (feminine)More example sentences1.3 (noise) a clap of thunder un trueno
- 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.
- 2 uncountable/no numerable (gonorrhea) [slang/argot] gonorrea (feminine)
The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.
- 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 1More example 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.
- 1.1 (applaud) aplaudir 1.2 (strike hands together) dar* una palmadaMore example sentences
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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.
- 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.