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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
slap /slæp/
  • danh từ
    • cái vỗ, cái đập (bằng bàn tay)
      • a slap on the shoulder: cái vỗ vai
      • a slap in the face: cái vả vào mặt, (bóng) các đập vào mặt; sự lăng mạ; điều sỉ nhục
  • ngoại động từ
    • vỗ, phát, vả
    • to slap down
      • phê bình, quở trách
  • phó từ
    • bất thình lình; trúng
      • to hit someone slap in the eyes: đánh trúng vào mắt ai
      • to run slap into someone: đâm sầm vào ai
Concise Dictionary
+a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
+the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand
+hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand
Thesaurus Dictionary
1 smack, cuff, whack, rap; spank; Colloq clout, wallop:
He said something extremely rude so she slapped him.
2 flap, slat, whip, beat, bat:
Can't you stop that blind from slapping in the wind?
3 fling, toss, splash, hurl, throw, sling:
If you slap some paint on it, no one will know the difference.
4 smack, blow, cuff, whack, rap, Colloq clout, wallop:
He got a hard slap on the cheek for using foul language.
5 Often, slap in the face. reprimand, reproof, rebuff, criticism, censure, rebuke, shot, thrust, attack, put-down, insult, offence, smack in the eye:
The speaker's reference to Anne's paper as 'trivial' was a severe slap in the face.
6 slap on. exactly, directly, precisely, straight, point-blank, right, squarely, plumb, smack, bang:
As usual, Barry's comments were slap on the mark.
Advanced English Dictionary
verb, noun, adverb
+ verb (-pp-) [VN]
1 to hit sb/sth with the flat part of your hand: She slapped his face hard. + She slapped him hard across the face. + 'Congratulations!' he said, slapping me on the back.
2 [VN +adv./prep.] to put sth on a surface in a quick, careless and often noisy way, especially because you are angry: He slapped the newspaper down on the desk. + She slapped a $10 bill into my hand.
3 [V +adv./prep.] to hit against sth with the noise of sb being slapped: The water slapped against the side of the boat. + I could hear bare feet slapping down the corridor.
Phrasal Verbs: slap sb about / around (informal) to hit sb regularly or often: Her ex-husband used to slap her around.
slap sb/sth<->down (informal) to criticize sb in an unfair way, often in public, so that they feel embarrassed or less confident: Anyone who dared to complain was immediately slapped down.
slap sth on sb/sth (informal) to order, especially in a sudden or an unfair way, that sth must happen or sb must do sth: The company slapped a no-smoking ban on the premises.
slap sth on sth (informal) to increase the price of sth suddenly: They've slapped 50p on the price of a pack of cigarettes.
slap sth on sth
slap sth<->on to spread sth on a surface in a quick, careless way: Just slap some paint on the walls and it'll look fine. + I'd better slap some make-up on before I go out.
+ noun
1 the action of hitting sb/sth with the flat part of your hand: She gave him a slap across the face. + He gave me a hearty slap on the back.
2 the noise made by hitting sb/sth with the flat part of your hand; a similar noise made by sth else: the gentle slap of water against the shore
Idioms: slap and tickle (old-fashioned, BrE, informal) enthusiastic kissing and CUDDLING between lovers
a slap in the face an action that seems to be intended as a deliberate insult to sb
a slap on the wrist (informal) a warning or mild punishment
+ adverb (also slap bang) (informal)
1 straight, and with great force: Storming out of her room, she went slap into Luke.
2 exactly: Their apartment is slap bang in the middle of town.
Collocation Dictionary


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


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


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


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

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