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Definition of Clap


  1. To strike; to slap; to strike, or strike together, with a quick motion, so, as to make a sharp noise; as, to clap one's hands; a clapping of wings.
  2. To thrust, drive, put, or close, in a hasty or abrupt manner; -- often followed by to, into, on, or upon.
  3. To manifest approbation of, by striking the hands together; to applaud; as, to clap a performance.
  4. To express contempt or derision.
  5. To knock, as at a door.
  6. To strike the hands together in applause.
  7. To come together suddenly with noise.
  8. To enter with alacrity and briskness; -- with to or into.
  9. To talk noisily; to chatter loudly.
  10. A loud noise made by sudden collision; a bang.
  11. A burst of sound; a sudden explosion.
  12. A single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow.
  13. A striking of hands to express approbation.
  14. Noisy talk; chatter.
  15. The nether part of the beak of a hawk.
  16. Gonorrhea.
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Clap Translations

clap in Afrikaans is klik
clap in Dutch is applaudisseren, adhesie betuigen
clap in French is claquent, claquer, applaudissement, claquez
clap in German is klatschen, klatschen, Beifall
clap in Italian is pettegolare, applaudire, applauso
clap in Spanish is palmada