"slaps" in the noun sense
1. slap, smack
a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
2. smack, smacking, slap
the act of smacking something a blow delivered with an open hand
"slaps" in the verb sense
hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand
"The impatient teacher slapped the student"
"a gunshot slapped him on the forehead"
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