vb. 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. To thrust, drive, put, or close, in a hasty or abrupt manner; - often followed by to, into, on, or upon. To manifest approbation of, by striking the hands together; to applaud; as, to clap a performance. To clap hands. (a) To pledge faith by joining hands. (b) To express contempt or derision.- To clap hold of, to seize roughly or quickly.
- To clap up. (a) To imprison hastily or without due formality. (b) To make or contrive hastily.
- vb. To knock, as at a door. To strike the hands together in applause. To come together suddenly with noise. To enter with alacrity and briskness; - with to or into. To talk noisily; to chatter loudly.
- n. A loud noise made by sudden collision; a bang. A burst of sound; a sudden explosion. A single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow. A striking of hands to express approbation. Noisy talk; chatter.
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