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 for clap
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clap \Clap\ (kl[a^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clapped (kl[a^]pt);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Clapping.] [AS. clappan; akin to Icel. &
     Sw. klappa, D, klappen, to clap, prate, G. klaffen, v. i., to
     split open, yelp, klopfen, v. t. & i., to knock.]
     1. To strike; to slap; to strike, or strike together, with a
        quick motion, so, as to make a sharp noise; as, to clap
        one's hands; a clapping of wings.
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              Then like a bird it sits and sings,
              And whets and claps its silver wings. --Marvell.
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     2. To thrust, drive, put, or close, in a hasty or abrupt
        manner; -- often followed by to, into, on, or upon.
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              He had just time to get in and clap to the door.
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              Clap an extinguisher upon your irony. --Lamb.
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     3. To manifest approbation of, by striking the hands
        together; to applaud; as, to clap a performance.
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     To clap hands.
        (a) To pledge faith by joining hands. [Obs.] --Shak.
        (b) To express contempt or derision. [Obs.] --Lam. ii. 15.
     To clap hold of, to seize roughly or quickly.
     To clap up.
        (a) To imprison hastily or without due formality.
        (b) To make or contrive hastily. [Obs.] "Was ever match
            clapped up so suddenly?" --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clap \Clap\ (kl[a^]p), n.
     1. A loud noise made by sudden collision; a bang. "Give the
        door such a clap, as you go out, as will shake the whole
        room." --Swift.
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     2. A burst of sound; a sudden explosion.
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              Horrible claps of thunder.            --Hakewill.
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     3. A single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow.
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              What, fifty of my followers at a clap! --Shak.
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     4. A striking of hands to express approbation.
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              Unextrected claps or hisses.          --Addison.
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     5. Noisy talk; chatter. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     6. (Falconry) The nether part of the beak of a hawk.
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     Clap dish. See Clack dish, under Clack, n.
     Clap net, a net for taking birds, made to close or clap
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clap \Clap\, v. i.
     1. To knock, as at a door. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     2. To strike the hands together in applause.
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              Their ladies bid them clap.           --Shak.
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     3. To come together suddenly with noise.
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              The doors around me clapped.          --Dryden.
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     4. To enter with alacrity and briskness; -- with to or into.
        [Obs.] "Shall we clap into it roundly, without . . .
        saying we are hoarse?" --Shak.
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     5. To talk noisily; to chatter loudly. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clap \Clap\, n. [Cf. OF. clapoir.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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
      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
      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"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  233 Moby Thesaurus words for "clap":
     Bedlam let loose, French disease, Spanish pox, VD, acclaim,
     acclamation, acquired syphilis, applaud, applause, apply,
     balanitis gangrenosa, bang, bar, barricade, bash, bat, batten,
     batten down, bedlam, belt, biff, big hand, blast, bobbery, bolt,
     bonk, boom, brawl, brouhaha, bump, burst, burst of applause, bust,
     button, button up, cast, cerebral tabes, chancre, chancroid,
     charivari, cheer, cheer on, chirm, choke, choke off, chuck, clamor,
     clangor, clap the hands, clapping, clapping of hands, claps, clash,
     clatter, climatic bubo, clip, clobber, close, close up, clout,
     clump, coldcock, commotion, congenital syphilis,
     constitutional syphilis, constrict, contain, contract, cover,
     crack, crash, crump, cut, dash, deal, deal a blow, deck, din,
     discord, donnybrook, dose, dose of clap, drunken brawl, dustup,
     eclat, encore, fasten, fetch, fetch a blow, fifth venereal disease,
     flap, fling, flop, fold, fold up, fracas, free-for-all,
     general paresis, give a hand, gonorrhea, granuloma inguinale,
     granuloma venereum, great pox, hail, hand, handclap, handclapping,
     hard chancre, hear it for, hell broke loose, hit, hit a clip, howl,
     hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, hurl, impose, jab, jangle, key,
     knock, knock cold, knock down, knock out, latch, latent syphilis,
     lay, let have it, lock, lock out, lock up, locomotor ataxia,
     loud noise, morbus Gallicus, noise, noise and shouting, occlude,
     outcry, ovation, padlock, pandemonium, paralytic dementia, paresis,
     paste, pat, place, plank, plaudit, plop, plumb, plump, plunk, poke,
     popularity, pox, pudendal ulcer, punch, put, racket, rap, rattle,
     report, rhubarb, roar, root for, round of applause, row, ruckus,
     ruction, rumble, rumpus, seal, seal off, seal up, secure, shindy,
     shivaree, shut, shut the door, shut up, simple chancre, slam, slap,
     slat, slog, slug, smack, smash, smite, snap, soak, social disease,
     sock, soft chancre, splat, squeeze shut, stick, strangle, strike,
     strike at, swap, swat, swipe, syph, syphilis,
     syphilitic meningoencephalitis, tabes, tabes dorsales, tap,
     tertiary syphilis, throw, thrust, thump, thunder,
     thunder of applause, thunderclap, thwack, tintamarre, toss,
     tropical bubo, tumult, uproar, venereal disease, wallop, whack,
     wham, whap, whomp, whop, yerk, zip up, zipper

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