clapped

clapped
past tense, past participle; see clap
* * *
past tense, past participle; see clap

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  • Clapped — Clap Clap (kl[a^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clapped} (kl[a^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clapping}.] [AS. clappan; akin to Icel. & Sw. klappa, D, klappen, to clap, prate, G. klaffen, v. i., to split open, yelp, klopfen, v. t. & i., to knock.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clapped — 1) clapped out adj worn out, exhausted. The second of these essentially British terms has been adopted in the USA since the 1950s. They are normally applied to machines, particularly cars, although they derive originally from the idea of a person …   Contemporary slang

  • clapped-out — adj BrE a clapped out car, machine etc is old and in very bad condition …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clapped-out — [klapt′out′] adj. [Brit. Informal] Brit. Informal 1. worn out, obsolete, etc. [clapped out machinery] 2. exhausted; weary …   English World dictionary

  • clapped-out — [ ,klæpt aut ] adjective BRITISH INFORMAL old and in bad condition …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • clapped-out — clapped′ out′ adj. Brit. Informal. brit. worn out; exhausted • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • clapped-out — ► ADJECTIVE informal, chiefly Brit. ▪ worn out from age or heavy use …   English terms dictionary

  • clapped-out — ¦klapˈdau̇t, aptˈau̇t adjective Etymology: from past participle of clap + out (I) chiefly Britain : worn out ; also : tired * * * /klapt owt /, adj. Brit. Informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • clapped-out — also clapped out ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe a person or a machine as clapped out, you mean that they are old and no longer able to work properly. [BRIT, INFORMAL] ...his clapped out old car. ...clapped out comedians …   English dictionary

  • clapped out — adjective worn from age or heavy use and no longer able to operate (of cars or machines or people) • Similar to: ↑worn • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • clapped-out — British & Australian, informal if something, especially a car, is clapped out, it is in a very bad condition because it is old or has been used a lot. He still drives a clapped out Mini which he bought when he was at college …   New idioms dictionary

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