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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Example sentences from the Web for clap
Sometimes he punctuates his moves with a clap drawn from some folk dance.I dare you to not be moved by Another Round, an existentialist film about day drinking|Alissa Wilkinson|December 18, 2020|Vox
For all its epochal-sounding significance, no magnificent sonic clap accompanies the achievement of “quantum supremacy.”Google and China duke it out over ‘quantum supremacy’|rhhackettfortune|December 8, 2020|Fortune
On Earth, shock waves cause the sonic boom of a supersonic jet, the clap of thunder in a storm and the damaging pressure wave that can shatter windows in the aftermath of a massive explosion.Giant lasers help re-create supernovas’ explosive, mysterious physics|Emily Conover|November 12, 2020|Science News
Guilavogui clapped his empty hands together and went up to the street to fold the newspaper dispensers up by the subway entrance.
We laughed and whooped and clapped and danced and hugged each other.Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed|Terry Greene Sterling|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The standing-room-only audience swayed and clapped and danced.Jon Batiste, a Thrilling Jazz Pianist Whose First Goal Is to Entertain|Howard Wolfson|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ringo clapped; Yoko flashed peace signs; Steven Tyler tumbled for ya; Beyoncé shimmied; and Katy Perry threw “Roar” punches.The Grammys Train Wreck: An Insult to Lou Reed, Hip-Hop, and Good Taste|Marlow Stern|January 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After Lendegger walked the award over to her and it was plunked down on the table, the crowd of about 175 stood up and clapped.Harper Lee Makes a Surprise Appearance at an Alabama Literary Luncheon|Mary McDonagh Murphy|May 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Miss Georgie clapped a hand over her mouth, and stopped her.Good Indian|B. M. Bower
O Hara San pouted her scarlet lips at him and laughed softly as she subsided on to a mat on the floor and clapped her hands.The Shadow of the East|E. M. Hull
So saying, he clapped his hat upon his head and walked out of the cabin.By order of the company|Mary Johnston
She clapped it to her suffering nose, and looked gratefully at her left-hand neighbour in the ranks.Peggy|Laura E. Richards
But before he could speak further, the other clapped a warning hand over his mouth.The New Land|Elma Ehrlich Levinger