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Synonyms for slap

Synonyms for slap

a quick, sharp blow, especially with the hand

to hit with a quick, sharp blow of the hand

slap around: to be rough or brutal with

Synonyms for slap

a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)

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the act of smacking something

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hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand

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directly

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At question time in the Lords, Lord O'Neill asked Treasury minister Lord Sassoon: "Are you satisfied with the degree of resource which was made available for the investigation into the Phoenix Four which has resulted in no criminal charges being made and what is literally a slap on the wrist to these directors?"
They think all they'll get is a slap on the wrists for maiming someone."
No slap on the wrists for this pair of cowards who would have graduated from Uwic next summer.
The Cork club are expected to receive a slap on the wrist from Headquarters for allowing their facilities to be used.
They will get a slap on the wrist, a deferred sentence, community service, an asbo, all of these are a joke, and don't the culprits know it.
Every time they catch a criminal they are told to be a good boy, not to do it again and they get a slap on the wrist - then they are free to do exactly what they like.
DUBLIN are likely to escape with a slap on the wrist after a selector allegedly punched a Wexford player last weekend.
But if breaches are not punished, the orders are as useless as a slap on the wrist.
It is yet another example of the law abdicating its responsibilities to law-abiding citizens, with criminals getting nothing more than a slap on the wrist, no matter how serious the offence.
Aaron Bruce Davies, 21, was jailed at Swansea Crown Court on Thursday - but the family of the teenager he killed are angered at what they claim is just a "slap on the wrist".
Eighteen attacks took place on bus drivers in Coventry between July 1998 and July 1999 and drivers fear the "slap on the wrist" sentence imposed on the Birmingham youth this week will not deter other teenagers.
But after he escaped with what victim John Kidd's family called a "slap on the wrist", smug Forrest used Facebook to post sickening messages about his brush with the law.
One said: "They hit people and got a slap on the wrist."
Stop the liberal attitudes to thieves and lock the swine up for a long time instead of the usual slap on the wrist.
Yet hooligans and drink drivers who kill and maim are frequently let off with just a slap on the wrist or they get shorter sentences than Wayne Lineker did.