- to subdue, especially by a blow or by force; suppress.
- to reject, oppose, or criticize sharply: to slap down dissenting voices.
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After reading the news on her phone, Allen was afraid to speak, smarting from what felt as visceral as a slap to the face.How Three Minor League Teams Saved Hometown Baseball|Nick Fouriezos|February 3, 2021|Ozy
The change can be as simple as slapping a second mask over the one you already wear, or better yet, donning a fabric mask on top of a surgical mask.Time to double or upgrade masks as coronavirus variants emerge, experts say|Fenit Nirappil|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
The ProGrip for MagSafe attaches to your phone magnetically, so when you want to slap it on a MagSafe charger, you simply pop off the PopSocket completely.Rolling phones, smart glasses, and other cool new tech from CES 2021|Stan Horaczek|January 12, 2021|Popular-Science
Of course, those models have much more complex audio components inside and can cost thousands of dollars, so it’s probably best not to slap them on for a run around the neighborhood.Bose built a new kind of workout earbud to keep you safe while you sweat|Stan Horazek|January 5, 2021|Popular-Science
Now that users have been formally invited to slap Microsoft Flight Simulator onto their faces, I must strongly urge users not to do so—or at least heavily temper their expectations.Microsoft Flight Simulator in VR: A turbulent start for wide-open skies|Sam Machkovech|December 23, 2020|Ars Technica
Up and down the plane I heard the slap of blinders yanked down over the windows while the rest of us eagerly took in the view.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Now get on your knees and crawl,” he demanded with the slap of a leather horse crop against the palm of his hand.
While that might just seem like a slap on the wrist compared to the cost of insurance, the penalty increases every year.Think You’re Invincible? Here’s Why Open Enrollment Matters|DailyBurn|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Queen Raina of Jordan also spoke, calling the refugee crisis in Syria “a slap in the face of humanity.”
Sometimes a great movie line has the impact of a slap in the face.What Was Bogey Thinking When He Said ‘Here’s Looking At You, Kid’?|Lewis Beale|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Slap your saddles on them fresh hosses," he grated harshly from the back of a deep-chested, lean-flanked gray.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Slap through the town, whispered Sikes; therell be nobody in the way to-night to see us.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
Black Hood let the clutch slap in and the roadster bounded back onto the tarvia drive.
This was too direct a slap at Elmer Spiker to pass unnoticed; Elmer was too old an arguer to use any ponderous weapon in return.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
The man probably never knew exactly when the floor came up to slap the back of his lap.