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Meaning of clap

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  clap
      n 1: a sudden very loud noise [syn: {bang}, {clap}, {eruption},
           {blast}, {bam}]
      2: a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria
         gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around
         the urethra [syn: {gonorrhea}, {gonorrhoea}, {clap}]
      3: a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be
         repeated [syn: {clack}, {clap}]
      v 1: put quickly or forcibly; "The judge clapped him in jail"
      2: cause to strike the air in flight; "The big bird clapped its
         wings"
      3: clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate
         approval [syn: {applaud}, {clap}, {spat}, {acclaim}] [ant:
         {boo}, {hiss}]
      4: clap one's hands together; "The children were clapping to the
         music" [syn: {clap}, {spat}]
      5: strike the air in flight; "the wings of the birds clapped
         loudly"
      6: strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way,
         as in encouragement or greeting
      7: strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise;
         "clap two boards together"


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