Synonyms of slap in English:

slap


See US English definition of slap

See UK English definition of slap

See Spanish definition of tirar

verb

1‘he slapped her hard across the face’

SYNONYMS
hit, strike, smack, crack, clout, cuff, thump, punch, thwack, spank, rap, beat
informal whack, wallop, biff, swipe, clip, bop, belt, bash, sock
British informal slosh
North American informal boff, slug, bust
Australian, New Zealand informal dong, quilt
archaic smite

2‘he slapped a £10 note down on the table’

SYNONYMS
fling, throw, toss, sling, slam, bang
informal bung, plonk

3‘all you need to do is slap on a coat of paint’

SYNONYMS
daub, plaster, spread
apply

4‘the United States slapped a huge tax on European wine imports’

SYNONYMS
impose, levy, put on, add

noun

1‘he gave her a slap across the cheek’

SYNONYMS
smack, blow, thump, cuff, clout, punch, crack, thwack
spank, rap, bang
informal whack, wallop, clip, biff, swipe, bop, belt, bash, sock

adverb

1‘the bypass goes slap through Oxford's green belt’

SYNONYMS
straight, right, directly, squarely, dead, plumb, point-blank
exactly, precisely
informal smack, bang, slap bang
North American informal spang, smack dab

Phrases

    a slap on the back

    ‘they deserve a hearty slap on the back for their efforts’


    SYNONYMS
    congratulations, commendation, approbation, approval, accolades, encomiums, compliments, tributes, a pat on the back, praise, acclaim, acclamation, a round of applause
    informal a hand, a big hand
    North American informal kudos
    rare laudation
    ANTONYMS

    condemnation, criticism

    slap someone down

    ‘Uncle Max was always slapping me down for being big-headed’


    SYNONYMS
    reprimand, rebuke, reproach, scold, admonish, take to task
    squash, squelch, put down, put someone in their place, take down a peg or two, deflate
    informal tell off
    British informal tick off, have a go at
    a slap on the wrist

    ‘this was not a question, but a slap on the wrist’


    SYNONYMS
    reprimand, rebuke, reproof, scolding, admonition, admonishment, reproval
    informal telling-off, rap over the knuckles, dressing-down
    British informal ticking off, wigging
    Australian, New Zealand informal serve
    British vulgar slang bollocking
    a slap in the face

    ‘his remarks were a slap in the face for the local community’


    SYNONYMS
    rebuff, rejection, snub, insult, affront, put-down, humiliation, a blow to one's pride
    ANTONYMS

    praise