clap (v.) Old form(s): clapt
put smartly, place promptly, set effectively
H8 I.iii.18.1[Lovell to Lord Chamberlain] the new proclamation / That's clapped upon the court gate
H8 I.iv.9.1[Guilford to Lord Chamberlain, Sands, and Lovell] The very thought of this fair company / Clapped wings to me
H8 V.iv.79[Lord Chamberlain to Porter and Man] I'll ... on your heads / Clap round fines for neglect
R2 III.ii.114[Scroop to King Richard] Boys with women's voices / Strive to speak big and clap their female joints / In stiff unwieldy arms against thy crown
RJ III.i.6[Mercutio to Benvolio] Thou are like one of these fellows that ... claps me his sword upon the table
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