slap against (someone or something)

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slap against (someone or something)

1. To make an audible slapping or smacking noise as a result of repeatedly striking or colliding with something or something. The tarpaulin came loose in the wind and started slapping against the side of the house. The dog's tail kept slapping against me while I ate my dinner.
2. To strike something against someone or something in such a way as to produce a slapping or smacking noise. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "slap" and "against." She slapped the wet towel against my back. The wind keeps slapping the flag against the side of the building.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

slap something against someone or something

to flap or strike something onto someone or something. The wind slapped the branch against Walter. The gusts from the storm slapped the shutters against the side of the house.
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slap against someone or something

[for something] to flap or strike against someone or something. The flag kept slapping against Ed, making it hard for him to remain at attention. The awning slapped against the side of the house.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A second roll, whizzing by, slapped against the wall.
Uncle Alec took no notice of her fear, but patiently instructed her in the art of steering, till she was so absorbed in remembering which was starboard and which larboard, that she forgot to say "OW!" every time a big wave slapped against the boat.
A fine of Dh500 shall be slapped against anyone involved in dumping wastes from balconies across the emirate of Sharjah.
Getulio Napenas has questioned the Ombudsman's decision to withdraw raps versus former President Benigno Aquino III but not those slapped against his client.
As proposed, the present P1,000 fine slapped against any person who is found in possession of imported tax-exempt articles subject to excise tax will be increased to a minimum of P100,000 to a maximum of P200,000 if the appraised value does not exceed P250,000.
Abu Dhabi Police warned that a Dh500 fine will be slapped against motorists who block roads in front of mosques.
However, Pyongyang cannot engage in business activities with Seoul or other countries, owing to a number of sanctions slapped against the country over its nuclear weapons programme.
" Barroga added that despite the infractions slapped against him, he has nothing personal against Casillan, who used to be the teammate of his assistant coach in Rico de Guzman at University of Santo Tomas in the late 1990s.
Walid Azarou - Press image courtesy Al Ahly official website CAIRO - 6 November 2018: Al Ahly Club hit out at a decision taken by the Confederation of African Football against its striker Oualid Azaro as well as a fine slapped against it.
Drug charges were slapped against the suspects while intense monitoring was ordered in Kabankalan City to identify and arrest more drug pushers.
WITH TRICIA PHILLIPS A record number of people had a county court judgment slapped against them in the first three months of this year.
KARACHI -- The Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) has asked the healthcare providers for their registration otherwise fine will be slapped against them.
Deputy Commissioner said there is a ban in effect slapped against the public demonstrations on Mall Road by Lahore High Court adding the six protesting parties will be responsible for any untoward incident if it happens.
Saleh added that no new fees have been slapped against consumers for late payment of Fewa bills.
The AHBA wants a default judgment slapped against the 52-year-old woman and is seeking more than $200,000 in damages.