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Definition 1: the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for slap in the sense of this definition

(slap is a kind of ...) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

(... is a kind of slap ) a slap with the flat of the hand

Definition 2: a blow from a flat object (as an open hand) - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for slap in the sense of this definition

(slap is a kind of ...) an impact (as from a collision)

"the bump threw him off the bicycle"

Definition 3: hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand - [verb of contact]

Samples where slap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The impatient teacher slapped the student
  • a gunshot slapped him on the forehead

(slap is a kind of ...) deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

"The teacher struck the child" "the opponent refused to strike" "The boxer struck the attacker dead"

(... is a kind of slap ) hit with the hand

Definition 4: directly - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where slap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he ran bang into the pole
  • ran slap into her

Synonyms for slap in the sense of this definition

(slap is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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