Verb: clap (clapped,clapping) klap
Noun: clap klap
- Put quickly or forcibly
"The judge clapped him in jail"
- Cause to strike the air in flight
"The big bird clapped its wings"
- Clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
- applaud, spat, acclaim
- Clap one's hands together
"The children were clapping to the music";
- Strike the air in flight
"the wings of the birds clapped loudly"
- Strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting
- Strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise
"clap two boards together"
- A sudden very loud noise
- bang, eruption, blast, bam
- A common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
- gonorrhea [N. Amer], gonorrhoea [Brit, Cdn]
- A sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
Derived forms: clapping, claps, clapped
Type of: beat, Cupid's disease, Cupid's itch, dose, flap, gesticulate, gesture, hit, lay, motion, noise, place, pose, position, put, set, sexually transmitted disease, social disease, STD, VD, venereal disease, venereal infection, Venus's curse
Encyclopedia: Clap, South Africa