flap

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Noun[change]

Singular
flap

Plural
flaps

  1. (countable) A flap is something that is long and loose that moves, often covering something.
  2. (countable) A flap is when people get excited and talk about something that happened.
    The comment caused quite a flap in the newspapers.
  3. (countable) Flap is the movement of anything long and loose, or the sound made from it.
    He opened the door with a flap.
    I can hear the flap of the flag, it must be windy.
  4. (countable) (aviation) A flap is the part of the airplane wing that moves.
    The pilot put the flaps up so the plan would go up.

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Plain form
flap

Third-person singular
flaps

Past tense
flapped

Past participle
flapped

Present participle
flapping

  1. (transitive) If you flap something, you move something long back and forward.
  2. (intransitive) If you flap, you move loosely back and forward.
    The bird flapped its wings.
    The flag flapped in the wind.

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