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flap

noun

1 flap

Any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely.

Roget 39: adjunct; addition, additament; additum [Lat.], affix, appelidage, annexe, annex; augment, augmentation; increment, reinforcement, supernumerary, ... show more

Roget 214: pendency, dependency; suspension, hanging etc. v.; pedicel, pedicle, peduncle; tail, train, flap, skirt, pigtail, ... show more

Roget 273: ship, vessel, sail; craft, bottom.    navy, marine, fleet, flotilla; shipping.    man of war etc. (combatant) 726; ... show more

Dutch: overslag



2 flap

An excited state of agitation:
— There was a terrible flap about the theft.

synonyms: dither, fuss, pother, tizzy.

3 flap

The motion made by flapping up and down.

synonyms: flapping, flutter, fluttering.

4 flap

A movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body.

5 flap

A movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag.

synonym: flaps.

Polish: skrzele, slot

verb

1 flap

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

synonyms: roll, undulate, wave.

Roget 214: be pendent etc. adj.; hang, depend, swing, dangle; swag; daggle, flap, trail, flow; beetle.    suspend, ... show more

2 flap

Move noisily.

Dutch: klapperen

3 flap

Move with a thrashing motion:
— The bird flapped its wings.

synonym: beat.

Roget 276: give an impetus etc. n.; impel, push; start, give a start to, set going; drive, urge, boom; thrust, prod, ... show more

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

4 flap

Move with a flapping motion:
— The bird's wings were flapping.

synonym: beat.

5 flap

Make a fuss; be agitated.

synonyms: dither, pother.

6 flap

Pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds.


Moby thesaurus: Bedlam let loose, ado, agitation, applique, argument, bag, bang, baste, batter, beat, beating, bedlam, bicker, bilge, blain, blast, bleb, blister, blob, bluster ... show more.

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