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1. bofetada (f) cachete (m) (with hand)
  • a slap in the face (also sentido figurado) una bofetada
  • a slap on the wrist (sentido figurado) un tirón de orejas (reprimand)
2. (familiar)
  • slap (bang) in the middle en todo el medio
verbo transitivo (pt & pp slapped)
3. dar una palmada en
  • to slap somebody's face, to slap somebody in the face abofetear a alguien
  • to slap somebody on the back dar a alguien una palmada en la espalda
  • to slap somebody down (sentido figurado) hacer callar a alguien
  • to slap some paint on something dar una mano de pintura a algo
slap [slæp]
palmada (f); manotada (f)
a slap on the back un espaldarazo
to give sb a slap on the back felicitar a algn
a slap in the face una bofetada; un bofetón; un desaire
they were having a bit of the old slap and tickle los dos se estaban sobando
to give sb a slap on the wrist dar un tirón de orejas a algn
de lleno
he ran slap into a tree dio de lleno contra un árbol; it fell slap in the middle cayó justo en el medio
transitive verb
1 (strike) dar manotadas a; (once) dar una manotada a; (in the face) abofetear; dar una bofetada a
to slap sb's face slap sb in the face dar una bofetada a algn; abofetear a algn
she slapped the little boy's leg she slapped the little boy on the leg le dio al niño un cachete en la pierna
to slap sb on the back dar a algn una palmada en la espalda
to slap sb down bajarle los humos a algn
to slap one's knees palmotearse las rodillas
to slap one's thighs darse palmadas en los muslos
to slap sb's wrist dar un tirón de orejas a algn
Compared to drug-dealers here, who get little more than a slapped wrist or a free holiday, she has had more than her share of punishment
2 (put)
he slapped the book on the table tiró or arrojó el libro sobre la mesa; the judge slapped £100 on the fine el juez aumentó la multa en 100 libras; they've slapped another storey on the house han añadido un piso a la casa (como si tal cosa)
she slapped on some make-up se maquilló a la carrera
to slap paint on sth pintar algo a brochazos
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