Synonyms of 'slap'
to strike sharply with something flat, such as the open handMy yoga instructor turned up and slapped me on the shoulder.
She smacked me on the side of the head.
She hit him hard across his left arm.
She took two steps forward and struck him across the mouth.
He lost the boxing match and was badly beaten by his opponent.
We could bang on the desks and shout until they let us out.
He clapped me on the back and boomed, `Well done.'
The officer clouted him on the head.
He cuffed the child across the head.
Someone whacked him on the head.
She swiped at him as though he were a fly.
She saw him spank the girl several times.
She clobbered him with a vase.
She walloped me over the head with a cushion.
lay one on (slang)
to bring (something) down forcefullyHe slapped the cup onto the waiting saucer.
The government slapped a ban on the export of processed logs.
to cover with quickly or carelessly(informal British) We now routinely slap sunscreen on ourselves before venturing out.
a sharp blow or smack with something flat, such as the open handHe reached forward and gave me a slap.
I end up shouting at him or giving him a smack.
He went off to hospital after a blow to the face.
He gave the donkey a whack across the back with a stick.
With a single wallop, Clarke sent him flying.
a nasty bang on the head
I was half tempted to give them a clout myself.
He gave Billy a cuff.
He gave Andrew a swipe on the ear.
See a slap in the face
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in the sense of bang
to hit or knock, esp. with a loud noiseWe could bang on the desks and shout until they let us out.
in the sense of bang
a hard blow or loud knocka nasty bang on the head
in the sense of beat
to strike with a series of violent blowsHe lost the boxing match and was badly beaten by his opponent.
lay one on (slang),
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)
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Thesaurus for slap from the Collins English Thesaurus
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