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Definition of slap noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    slap

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//slæp//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] the action of hitting someone or something with the flat part of your hand She gave him a slap across the face. He gave me a hearty slap on the back.
  2. 2[singular] the noise made by hitting someone or something with the flat part of your hand; a similar noise made by something else the gentle slap of water against the shore
  3. Idioms
    a slap in the face
     
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    an action that seems to be intended as a deliberate insult to someone
    a slap on the wrist (informal)
     
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    a warning or mild punishment
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: slap