Meaning of slap down in English:

slap down

Translate slap down into Spanish

phrasal verb

  • slap someone down, slap down someoneReprimand someone forcefully.

    ‘Uncle Max was always slapping me down for being big-headed’
    • ‘But if it takes the judge's advice and includes all calls, the FTC will be slapped down by the Supreme Court for violating the First Amendment rights of politicians and charities.’
    • ‘A controversial councillor has been slapped down by his Labour colleagues over his proposal to change Bolton's name.’
    • ‘She slaps me down for asking his name: ‘It wouldn't mean anything to you,’ she says firmly.’
    • ‘Now, before anyone slaps me down for being ham-fisted, this could be taken either way.’
    • ‘Why is it you've survived 25 years on this earth without the world slapping you down?’
    • ‘It's quite extraordinary that a cabinet minister with some authority said something and an un-elected adviser slapped him down.’
    • ‘There are some people in the press who go too far, and it is fair enough to slap them down when they do.’
    • ‘Never mind, I say cheerfully, I expect he will slap me down if I overstep the mark.’
    • ‘If I were a dictator, I could just slap him down or retract the broadcasting licenses of the media on his payroll.’
    • ‘Things have gotten so bad for him, that any commoner with a medical professorship can slap him down.’
    reprimand, rebuke, reproach, scold, admonish, take to task