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  Definition of flap
  1. any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely; "he wrote on the flap of the envelope"
  2. a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag
  3. a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body
  4. the motion made by flapping up and down
  5. an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there was a terrible flap about the theft"
  6. pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds
  7. make a fuss; be agitated
  8. move noisily; "flags flapped in the strong wind"
  9. move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"
  10. move with a flapping motion; "The bird''s wings were flapping"
  11. move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
Similar Words: flaps, flapping, flutter, fluttering, dither, pother, fuss, tizzy, roll, undulate, wave, beat

 

Hyponyms: barndoor, coattail, codpiece, earflap, earlap, jag, dag, lap, overlap, pocket flap, tent-fly, rainfly, fly sheet, fly, tent flap, tongue, landing flap, uvula, soft palate, velum, protective fold, cusp, leaflet, luff, flail, thresh, clap, bate

 

Grouped Verbs: beat

 

Part Meronyms: wing

 

Derivational Morphology: flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiver, beat, roll, undulate, wave, dither, pother, fuss, niggle, fret, tizzy, flapping, fluttering, undulation, roller, rolling wave

 

 
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