clap hold of

British informal
to quickly take hold of someone or something

Clap hold of my bag for a minute while I lock the door.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • clap hold of — To seize roughly or firmly • • • Main Entry: ↑clap * * * clap hold of british informal phrase to quickly take hold of someone or something Clap hold of my bag for a minute while I lock the door. Thesaurus: to hold something or someone …   Useful english dictionary

  • To clap hold of — Clap Clap (kl[a^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clapped} (kl[a^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clapping}.] [AS. clappan; akin to Icel. & Sw. klappa, D, klappen, to clap, prate, G. klaffen, v. i., to split open, yelp, klopfen, v. t. & i., to knock.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clap — (kl[a^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clapped} (kl[a^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clapping}.] [AS. clappan; akin to Icel. & Sw. klappa, D, klappen, to clap, prate, G. klaffen, v. i., to split open, yelp, klopfen, v. t. & i., to knock.] 1. To strike; to slap; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clap — 1 verb clapped, clapping 1 (I) to hit your hands together loudly and continuously to show that you enjoyed a performance or that you approve of something: The crowd roared with approval and clapped. 2 clap your hands a) to hit your hands together …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • clap — clap1 /klap/, v. clapped, clapping, n. v.t. 1. to strike the palms of (one s hands) against one another resoundingly, and usually repeatedly, esp. to express approval: She clapped her hands in appreciation. 2. to strike (someone) amicably with a… …   Universalium

  • clap — I UK [klæp] / US verb Word forms clap : present tense I/you/we/they clap he/she/it claps present participle clapping past tense clapped past participle clapped * 1) a) [intransitive] to hit your hands together many times to show that you liked… …   English dictionary

  • Clap-o-meter — A clap o meter, clapometer or applause meter is a measurement instrument that purports to measure and display the volume of clapping or applause made by a studio audience or an audience at some other event. It is used to decide the result of… …   Wikipedia

  • To clap hands — Clap Clap (kl[a^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clapped} (kl[a^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clapping}.] [AS. clappan; akin to Icel. & Sw. klappa, D, klappen, to clap, prate, G. klaffen, v. i., to split open, yelp, klopfen, v. t. & i., to knock.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To clap up — Clap Clap (kl[a^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clapped} (kl[a^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clapping}.] [AS. clappan; akin to Icel. & Sw. klappa, D, klappen, to clap, prate, G. klaffen, v. i., to split open, yelp, klopfen, v. t. & i., to knock.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thomas Clap — Thomas Clap, also spelled Thomas Clapp (June 26, 1703 January 7, 1767), was the fifth rector and first president of Yale College, now known as Yale University.He was born in Scituate, Massachusetts, and studied with Rev. James McSparran,… …   Wikipedia

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