slap on


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Related to slap on: slap together, slap on the back, slap on the wrist

slap someone on something

to slap a particular part of someone. Gerald was always slapping his friends on the back. He slapped himself on the knee and laughed very loudly.
See also: on, slap

slap something on

 
1. Inf. to dress in something hastily. Henry slapped a shirt on and went out to say something to the garbage hauler. He slapped on a shirt and ran to the bus stop.
2. Go to slap something onto someone or something.
See also: on, slap

slap something on someone

Inf. to serve someone with a legal paper or citation. The strange man came into the office and slapped a subpoena on Mary. I will slap a citation on you for speeding if you don't stop arguing.
See also: on, slap

slap on

v.
1. To apply something quickly or carelessly: The cook slapped some butter on the toast and put it on the plate. Running late, I slapped on some clothes and hurried off to class.
2. To impose some legal obligation, such as a tax or fine, on someone or something: The government slapped a tax on all imports. If your payment is late, the credit card company will slap on a late fee in addition to interest.
See also: on, slap