CAA employees were reportedly instructed beforehand to line the staircase and clap for Beckham upon his arrival.
Stewart hit the deck, only to pop back up and seamlessly transition into a clap.
Which is why you should: “clap along, if you feel like a room without a roof.”
He returned from his travels with the kind of souvenir every Jewish mother dreads: a nice dose of clap.
Again, not cost-effective, but there was never the artificial start of the scene that can come with the clap of the slate.
The other boys cheered his efforts and even the Blue Birds were tempted to clap their hands.
Her cousin felt inclined to clap her hands, but wisely forbore.
The man made haste to clap his hand over the offending mouth; but he was too late.
I have plenty of halters, and I can clap a rug on one of the ponies.
At last, my name was called: it came like a clap of thunder—as a great surprise, a shock.
Old English clæppan "to throb, beat," common West Germanic, echoic (cf. Old Frisian klapa "to beat," Old Norse klappa, Old High German klaphon, German klappen, Old Saxon klapunga). Meaning "to strike or knock" is from c.1300. Meaning "to make a sharp noise" is late 14c. Of hands, to beat them together to get attention or express joy, from late 14c. To clap (someone) on the back is from 1520s. Related: Clapped; clapping.
"loud noise," c.1200, from clap (v.). Of thunder, late 14c. Meaning "sudden blow" is from c.1400; meaning "noise made by slapping the palms of the hands together" is from 1590s.
"gonorrhea," 1580s, of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle English clapper "rabbit-hole," from Old French clapoire (Modern French clapier), originally "rabbit burrow" (of uncertain origin), but given a slang extension to "brothel" and also the name of a disease of some sort. In English originally also a verb, "to infect with clap." Related: Clap-doctor.
Gonorrhea. Often used with the.