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flap

flap

 
 
pronunciation:
flaep
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: flapped, flapping, flaps
definition 1: to swing or wave back and forth with a slapping sound.
The flags flapped in the wind.
similar words:
wave
definition 2: to move or beat quickly up and down.
The bird flapped its wings.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin or flat piece that is attached only at one edge and hangs loose.
He tied the tent flap open.
definition 2: the act or an instance of flapping.
Hours of flapping caused the boat's sail to tear.
definition 3: the sound made by flapping.
The flapping of the broken screen kept us awake all night.
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