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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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Actresses Bela Padilla and Iza Calzado have clapped back at being told they have imperfect beach bodies, while Sarah Lahbati and Saab Magalona have criticized comments against pregnant women.
The 50-year-old TV host clapped back at President Trump for the latter's tweet, degrading the 90th Annual Academy Awards, which was hosted by Kimmel himself.
Attorneys for the school clapped back Wednesday that the text was about Pattie Orr, then the vice president for information technology and dean of university libraries.
In response to the Sharifs' criticism, Khan clapped back on Twitter saying: "According to Nawaz Sharif's notion of democracy, the elected prime minister can abuse all state institutions, storm [the] Supreme Court with his party hoodlums, give judges briefcases full of money - with no questions asked and no law applied because an elected prime minister is above the law of the land.
com%2Fentry%2Fkhloe-kardashian-responds-to-blogger-embracing-pregnancy_us_5a6b6416e4b0ddb658c61103) Kardashian clapped back at her critics.
Surely Luis Suarez would rather walk away with his head held high, applauded out and clapped back in if he ever returned, rather than fall out with supporters.
They were even clapped back onto their own park by Celtic's players who formed a guard of honour at the tunnel - but there were limits to the generosity of the champions.
Our lads went over to clap the fans and didn't get clapped back, I can't really blame the supporters.
Every week they sang his name, and Hughton, modestly, almost reluctantly, clapped back in their direction.
Clapped back for a third encore, he said falteringly: "I speak horrible English ( not enough to tell you many things I'd like to tell you.
After being clapped back on to the stage by a crowd baying for more, the band got everyone dancing again with Machines, followed by their 1999 singleHere It Comes.
Megyn Kelly recently clapped back at Jane Fonda after the veteran actress expressed her disappointment over their September interview.
This was not the first time Aquino has clapped back at negative commenters, as she has built a reputation among fans and followers for using her wit at answering back.
It was like Christmas had come early for the Doncaster fans and they cheekily chanted "Jose Mourinho" at Wenger, who smiled and clapped back.