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Meaning & Definition of Flap in English

English

Flap

/flæp/

noun

1. Any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge

  • Hangs loose or projects freely
  • "He wrote on the flap of the envelope"
    synonym:
  • flap

2. An excited state of agitation

  • "He was in a dither"
  • "There was a terrible flap about the theft"
    synonym:
  • dither
  • ,
  • pother
  • ,
  • fuss
  • ,
  • tizzy
  • ,
  • flap

3. The motion made by flapping up and down

    synonym:
  • flap
  • ,
  • flapping
  • ,
  • flutter
  • ,
  • fluttering

4. A movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body

    synonym:
  • flap

5. A movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing

  • Used to increase lift or drag
    synonym:
  • flap
  • ,
  • flaps

verb

1. Move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion

  • "The curtains undulated"
  • "The waves rolled towards the beach"
    synonym:
  • roll
  • ,
  • undulate
  • ,
  • flap
  • ,
  • wave

2. Move noisily

  • "Flags flapped in the strong wind"
    synonym:
  • flap

3. Move with a thrashing motion

  • "The bird flapped its wings"
  • "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
    synonym:
  • beat
  • ,
  • flap

4. Move with a flapping motion

  • "The bird's wings were flapping"
    synonym:
  • beat
  • ,
  • flap

5. Make a fuss

  • Be agitated
    synonym:
  • dither
  • ,
  • flap
  • ,
  • pother

6. Pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds

    synonym:
  • flap