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slap noun

ADJ. gentle, little | hard, sharp, stinging | resounding | hearty He gave his brother a hearty slap on the back to congratulate him.

VERB + SLAP deliver, give sb His mum delivered a hard slap and sent him to bed. | get, receive

PREP. with a ~ He hit the water with a resounding slap.

PHRASES a slap in the face (figurative) The closure of the school is a slap in the face to the local community.