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clap back

1. verb To respond to an insult or criticism, sometimes in a vengeful manner. She calmly clapped back at critics by asserting that her weight is none of their business. I'm not proud of it, but I did clap back at the girl who stole my boyfriend by starting a vicious rumor about her.
2. noun A response to an insult or criticism, sometimes in a vengeful manner. I'm not great at the clap back because I get easily flustered by criticism. Her clap back was a vicious rumor targeting the girl that stole her boyfriend.
See also: back, clap
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The Queen of All Media is known for sharing her daily life with her followers on her various social media platforms, as well as giving advice and clapping back at bashers.
As always, there are other LGBT media mavens that deserve accolades, including, TransAdvocate's managing editor Cristan Williams, TransGrio's blogger Monica Roberts, TV newscaster Kelsey Minor, Florida's fabulous meteorologist Anthony Peoples, Wear Your Voice magazine's new editor in chief Ashlee Marie Preston, Vice's Meredith Talusan, writer Bethany Howe, and Jana Shortal (harassed for dressing butch on TV but named one of Shape magazine's "10 Badass Women Who Made 2016 Better by Clapping Back at BodyShaming Haters").
I don't regret clapping back at anybody or talking to my fans on Twitter.
Stoke fans showed their appreciation for Pulis just before kick-off as they gave him a warm reception as he emerged from the tunnel, with the 58-year-old clapping back and waving to all sides of the ground.
Tom Bradshaw | "The fans were entitled to sing what they want, which made me laugh, but at the end the majority were clapping, and I was clapping back, because I have always had a good relationship with the Shrewsbury fans.
Salvation is still a title win away, but Rafa Benitez has brought happy clapping back to the red half of Merseyside.
When she's not clapping back at haters, Halsey is currently on tour to promote her new album, "Hopeless Fountain Kingdom," which was released on June 2.
Many of Minaj's fans are also over the moon for the success of her new songs and for finally clapping back at Remy Ma after the latter disrespected her.
In Minaj's verse, it's clear that she's not holding back in clapping back at Remy Ma for all the things she said against her.