And slapping his hands together for emphasis adds, “There is no time to go back home.”
The NCAA did the right thing in slapping a series of penalties on Penn State.
Just as I entered my room, she came at me from behind, slapping me across the back with an electric cord.
late 15c., "strike with the open hand," from slap (n.). As an adverb, 1670s, "suddenly;" 1829, "directly." Related: Slapped; slapping.
mid-15c., probably of imitative origin, similar to Low German slappe, German Schlappe. Figurative meaning "insult, reprimand" is attested from 1736. Slap-happy (1936) originally meant "punch-drunk." Slap on the wrist "very mild punishment" dates from 1914.
The vocabulary of slang; language employing much slang
[1879+; blend of slang and language]