Synonyms of slap in English:

slap


See definition of slap

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

NZ Australian 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

smack, bang, slap bang

North American spang, smack dab


Phrases

    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

      tell off

      British

      tick off, have a go at

      slap
    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

    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

    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

      NZ Australian informal

      serve

      British vulgar slang

      bollocking