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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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Not backing down, Aquino quickly went on the defensive by saying the 'troll/fake account' deserved a clapback from her, as she told the troll to 'get a life and get your facts straight.
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Meanwhile, Aquino has also been known to clapback at bashers using her signature wit.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Season 10 cast members are not known for remaining silent amid drama with their fellow co-stars, and ShereAaAa Whitfield's recent Instagram post seemed to be a subtle clapback directed at Nene Leakes.
Her canny clapback was feted by social media, who flipped to Biles' side and defended her.
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She noted that she'd been "a little bit salty" tonight, but she just had to take the opportunity to deliver a sassy clapback.
Students can imitate the tone and inflection of a teacher's demonstration following clapbacks, singing and playing.
Aquino is known to her fans and followers in social media for her smart posts and witty clapbacks at bashers.
Clapbacks and playbacks on the instrument can start with basic steady rhythms such as quarter notes, eighth notes and half notes.
Ear-training activities include sight singing, melody singbacks and playbacks, rhythm singbacks and clapbacks, and melodic and rhythmic dictation.