Translation of slap in Spanish:
transitive verb -pp-
- 1 1.1 (hit) See examples: to slap somebody(on face)pegarle or darle una bofetada or (in Latin America also) una cachetada a alguienabofetear a alguiencachetear a alguien (Latin America)(on arm, leg)to slap somebody on the backpegarle or darle una palmada a alguiendarle una palmada or una palmadita a alguien en la espaldaExample sentences1.2
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- The boy smirked and reached out his palm, which was slapped extremely hard by the rest of his gang.
- Julianna shouted, standing up and slapping her palms down flat on her desk.
- A traffic cop pounced on them and, screaming abuses, began slapping one of the men, who could not even shield himself for fear that the cart would go out of control.
- This can be done using metal to sound like thunder, or meat slapped against a block to imitate a punch.
- Sweat soon coated her forehead and slicked her arms as her skin slapped against the skin of strangers.
- The wrapper flew off, carried by its momentum, and slapped against the wall ten feet to my right.
- 2 2.1 (put with force) she slapped the contract down on the desk2.2 (put, apply carelessly) See examples: she slapped the food onto my platetiró or [colloquial] plantó el contrato en el escritoriohe slapped some paint on itme tiró la comida en el platoslap on lots of butterle dio una mano de pintura rápidamenteshe slapped cream all over her faceéchale or ponle bastante mantequillase embadurnó la cara de cremaExample sentences2.3 (impose) [colloquial]to slap something
- The girl took her hand off my mouth and quickly slapped a strip of duct tape over it.
- He quickly slapped it away and yelled at her to get the hell out of there.
- Megan quickly slapped her hand away from her mouth and gave her a reproving look.
onsomebody/somethingthey slapped another 5% on the pricethey slapped on a massive surchargele encajaron un 5% de aumento al precio [colloquial]to slap somebodyhicieron un recargo brutal [colloquial] withsomething (American English) we've been slapped with a large finenos han encajado or metido un multazo [colloquial]Example sentences
- The mum of a disabled boy today hit out at a parking warden who slapped a fine on their specially adapted car - because it overhung the bay.
- The parking wardens have no problem and are very quick at slapping fines on people who park illegally around Portlaoise.
- The get tough stance comes just a few weeks after parking attendants in the town were criticised for slapping fines on coaches picking up children from a Christmas pantomime.
intransitive verb -pp-
- (on face)(on back, leg)to give somebody a slapto get a slapdarle una bofetada or (in Latin America also) una cachetada a alguienhe gave me a slap on the backllevarse una bofetada or (in Latin America also) una cachetadaa slap in the face (rebuff, insult)me dio una palmada or una palmadita en la espaldaa slap on the wristuna bofetadaun tirón de orejas [colloquial]un palmetazoExample sentences
- Hartnett said he was pushed by Laurence, and hit back in self-defence with a single slap with the palm of his hand.
- His knocks on her door, once strong and quick, were now reduced to tired, dull slaps of his palm against the wood.
- He hit the steering wheel with an angry slap of his palm.
- [colloquial]the ball struck him slap in the faceshe walked slap into the treela pelota le dio en plena cara or de lleno en la caraI arrived slap in the middle of the meetingse dio de narices contra el árbolllegué justo en plena reuniónExample sentences
- It takes us slap bang into the world of three very different young women as they explore their first forays into the world of physical love.
- What happens when improving people's quality of life runs slap bang into environmental limits?
- It appears the sticky-backed number which should have been attached to Luis' shorts came loose at the start, caught the wind and landed slap across his chops.
- It lies eight miles in from the edge of the capital, slap under the final approach to Heathrow.
- The only thing in favour of the Midland was that it was slap in the middle of town and a vastly more interesting building with rooms that were not meticulously square.
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