verb (used with object), clapped, clap·ping.
verb (used without object), clapped, clap·ping.
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noun Slang: Vulgar.
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How to use clap in a sentence
Previous research had suggested that a butterfly’s overhead wing clap forces the insect forward.
Researchers thought they knew how the clap worked, he notes.
Researchers thought the wing clap likely formed a pocket of air that shoots out like a jet.
The pocket shape “dramatically improves the clap by trapping more air and creating a stronger jet.”
He once joked to The Washington Post that it was “a little bit like saying you have the clap.”Hugh Newell Jacobsen, award-winning modernist architect, dies at 91|Kathy Orton|March 4, 2021|Washington Post
Which is why you should: “Clap along, if you feel like a room without a roof.”
The music drifted through the rain and the woman started to clap her hands and dance.The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters|Alex Belth|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like, clap-my-hands-together-in-schoolgirl-like-glee over the moon to see it.‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 2: The Finest, Funniest, and Most Terrifying Moments of Eps. 1-6|Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No one applauded–rare on a night when hands tend to clap after every cough and sneeze.
Everyone stood up to clap in his honor, including Mao himself.
"We have a grandfather in Greenfield," spoke up the youngest child before his sister could clap her hand over his mouth.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
But ten thousand saw Musa's hand clap to hilt, and Iftikhar's lance half fall to rest.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
Viscount Melbourne expressed himself to the effect that the Earl of Ripon's motion came like a thunder-clap upon him.
You had a very fair clap-trap against us, as we happened to be master manufacturers, in saying that we wanted to reduce wages.
You can't clap a new head on to old shoulders without upsetting circulation and equilibrium.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2|Ian Hamilton