"clapping" in the noun sense
1. applause, hand clapping, clapping
a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
"clapping" in the verb sense
put quickly or forcibly
"The judge clapped him in jail"
cause to strike the air in flight
"The big bird clapped its wings"
3. applaud, clap, spat, acclaim
clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
4. clap, spat
clap one's hands together
"The children were clapping to the music"
strike the air in flight
"the wings of the birds clapped loudly"
strike with the flat of the hand usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting
strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise
"clap two boards together"
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