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Meaning of flap


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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  flap
      n 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: an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there
         was a terrible flap about the theft" [syn: {dither},
         {pother}, {fuss}, {tizzy}, {flap}]
      3: the motion made by flapping up and down [syn: {flap},
         {flapping}, {flutter}, {fluttering}]
      4: a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body
      5: a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to
         increase lift or drag [syn: {flap}, {flaps}]
      v 1: move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion;
           "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the
           beach" [syn: {roll}, {undulate}, {flap}, {wave}]
      2: move noisily; "flags flapped in the strong wind"
      3: move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings";
         "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky" [syn:
         {beat}, {flap}]
      4: move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping"
         [syn: {beat}, {flap}]
      5: make a fuss; be agitated [syn: {dither}, {flap}, {pother}]
      6: pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds


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