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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.
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Summary: Washington D.C [USA], Sept 1 (ANI): American singer Ariana Grande clapped back at her haters who claimed that she autotunes her songs.
Kourtney smartly clapped back against the troll, even getting some promotion on her travel diary while she was at it.
She clapped back: "I'm quite happy keeping it out, thanks.
LAHORE -- Renowned Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi has clapped back at Indian anchorperson, Arnab Goswami, who mocked him for being an 'ISI agent'.
Also the star playfully clapped back at Ahmed Ali Butt's joke 'Meera hum sab ki baaji ban gayi' saying 'I'm proud to be everyone's baaji' while reminding everyone 'love me or hate me, you can never replace me', a dialogue from her film 'Baaji'.
A CARDIFF cafe which clapped back at a complaint over an LGBT sandwich has introduced a hilarious new burger in the reviewer's honour.
However, Coleen has clapped back at the haters, saying that her children often use their iPads for educational purposes.
However,Coleen has clapped back at the haters, saying that her children often use their iPads for educational purposes.
Binenta ang prinsipyo habang ang daming nagdudusa," Angel clapped back.
Magnolia took Game by 3 playing their signature stingy defense before the Beermen clapped back with a dominating show by their cornerstone, June Mar Fajardo.
This isn't the first time that Pink has clapped back at people on social media.
Panelo also clapped back at Trillanes when the latter referred to Duterte as a Satanist because of the President's tirades against the Catholic Church.
The alleged incident took place days after Bhabie clapped back at Azalea, who had seemingly thrown shade about the teen's upcoming tour on Instagram by questioning if a friend was attending Bhabie's concert.
Islamabad -- Prime Minister Imran Khan clapped back at United States (US) President Donald Trump on Monday, suggesting that Washington assess its efficacy in the War on Terror in Afghanistan instead of making Pakistan a scapegoat for its failures.