1. (countable) A blow, especially one given with the open hand, or with something broad and flat.
  2. (countable) The sound of such a blow.
  3. (slang, uncountable) Makeup; cosmetics.
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  • German: Makeup, Schminke
  • Russian: штукату́рка

slap (slaps, present participle slapping; past and past participle slapped)

  1. (transitive) To give a slap to.
    She slapped him in response to the insult.
    • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room Chapter 1
      Mrs. Flanders rose, slapped her coat this side and that to get the sand off, and picked up her black parasol.
  2. (transitive) To cause something to strike soundly.
    He slapped the reins against the horse's back.
  3. (intransitive) To strike soundly against something.
    The rain slapped against the window-panes.
  4. (intransitive, slang, of music) To be excellent.
    Their new single slaps.
    • 2019, "Glass Battles", PT Music Watch, Issue 1 (2019), page 35 ↗:
      There are some cinematic elements, but at the end of the day, the album fucking slaps.
    • 2019, Gloria Perez, "Your Things", Your Mag, April 2019, page 74 ↗:
      Also I will never get tired of the song "Motion Sickness" by Phoebe Bridgers. Shit slaps.
    • 2019, Elly Watson, "The Great 2019 Debate", DIY, November 2019, page 59 ↗:
      2016's 'Girls Like Me' still slaps to this day.
  5. (transitive) To place, to put carelessly.
    We'd better slap some fresh paint on that wall.
    • 2018 "The Secret Ceramics Room of Secrets", Bob's Burgers
      Louise Belcher: "On Monday there was supposed to be some big schoolboard inspection or something, so instead of cleaning the place up, what does the principal do? He panics. He and the janitor and the janitor's brother slap a wall where the door used to be."
      Gene Belcher: "Wall slap."
  6. (transitive, informal, figurative) To impose a penalty, etc. on (someone).
    I was slapped with a parking fine.
  7. (transitive, informal) To play slap bass on (an instrument).
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slap (not comparable)

  1. Exactly, precisely
    He tossed the file down slap in the middle of the table.
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