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slap somebody down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishslap somebody down phrasal verb British EnglishCRITICIZEto rudely tell someone that their suggestions, questions, ideas etc are stupid slap→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
slap downShe even tried denying knowing what I was talking about, but I slapped her down.She wants to prove him wrong so she can slap me down.Mr Cheney promptly slapped him down for speaking out of turn, which had more to do with Pentagon power play than strategy.Better than being big-headed, the thing Uncle Max was always slapping me down for.Bernard would lie awake for hours waging his nightly battle with carnality, slapping it down, groaning.He slapped a stone down, in the corner nearest him on the right.Again he slapped his hand down on the book.Beyond the door, Mother Bombie's feet in soft felt slippers could be heard slapping angrily down the stairs.
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Verb table
slap
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyslap
he, she, itslaps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyslapped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave slapped
he, she, ithas slapped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad slapped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill slap
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have slapped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam slapping
he, she, itis slapping
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you, we, theyare slapping
Past
I, he, she, itwas slapping
you, we, theywere slapping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been slapping
he, she, ithas been slapping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been slapping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be slapping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been slapping
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