Definition of slap down phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

slap down

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

slap down somebody

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slap down something

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slap somebody down

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slap something down

 
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(informal) to criticize somebody in an unfair way, often in public, so that they feel embarrassed or less confident Anyone who dared to complain was immediately slapped down.
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