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applaud

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to express approval, especially by clapping

to make a sudden sharp, explosive noise

to strike, set down, or close in such a way as to make a loud noise

a sudden sharp, explosive noise

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a sudden very loud noise

a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together

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put quickly or forcibly

cause to strike the air in flight

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clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

clap one's hands together

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strike the air in flight

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strike with the flat of the hand

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strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise

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References in classic literature ?
Laura was by, interested even to agitation; and the two presented a singular sight: her face was flushed and anxious, and her fingers twining in among ours so closely as to follow every motion, but so slightly as not to embarrass them; while Oliver stood attentive, his head a little aside, his face turned up, his left hand grasping mine, and his right held out: at every motion of my fingers his countenance betokened keen attention; there was an expression of anxiety as he tried to imitate the motions; then a smile came stealing out as he thought he could do so, and spread into a joyous laugh the moment he succeeded, and felt me pat his head, and Laura clap him heartily upon the back, and jump up and down in her joy.
Either you come aboard along of us, once the treasure shipped, and then I'll give you my affy-davy, upon my word of honour, to clap you somewhere safe ashore.
If you'll come up one by one, unarmed, I'll engage to clap you all in irons and take you home to a fair trial in England.
Now go and tell Athos and Aramis to stand on each side of the door and clap their hands if they catch him.
The words were hardly uttered before a flash of lightning, followed instantly by a tremendously heavy clap of thunder, nearly stupified them both.
I think most men would have done as I did, at so heavy and so sudden a clap of thunder, and so very near too," said Charles, striving to conceal the uneasiness he felt.
you ran from another clap," said Julia, laughing till her dark eyes flashed with pleasure, and shaking her head until her glossy hair fell in ringlets over her shoulders; "you will never make a hero, Charles.
Only think, my dear, poor Charles Weston was frightened by a clap of thunder--but Charles has an excellent heart.
My Lady looked much pleased, and tried to clap her hands: but you might as well have knocked two feather-beds together, for any noise it made.
I dismounted, however, and having fastened my own animal to the nearest tree, first picked up his hat, intending to clap it on his head; but either he considered his head unfit for a hat, or the hat, in its present condition, unfit for his head; for shrinking away the one, he took the other from my hand, and scornfully cast it aside.
Pollyanna began to clap her hands; but even as she brought her small palms together the first time, she stopped, and held them suspended.
A sudden clap of thunder is heard, and as peal follows peal, Oedipus is aware that his hour is come and bids Antigone summon Theseus.
Arabian Night, certainly,' thought Mr Swiveller; 'they always clap their hands instead of ringing the bell.
Scottish National Party ex-student Ms Black called the claps ban "senseless".
TENNIS mum Judy Murray has changed what she wears during Andy's games after seeing her "bingo wings" wobble when she claps.