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Definition of clap:

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


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