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Definition of "flaps" []

  • To move (wings or arms) up and down, esp in or as if in flying, or (of wings or arms) to move in this way (verb)
  • To move or cause to move noisily back and forth or up and down (verb)
  • To become agitated or flustered; panic (verb)
  • To deal (a person or thing) a blow with a broad flexible object (verb)
  • To toss, fling, slam, etc, abruptly or noisily (verb)
  • To pronounce (an (r) sound) by allowing the tongue to give a single light tap against the alveolar ridge or uvula (verb)
  • The action, motion, or noise made by flapping (noun)
  • A piece of material, etc, attached at one edge and usually used to cover an opening, as on a tent, envelope, or pocket (noun)
  • A blow dealt with a flat object; slap (noun)
  • A movable surface fixed to the trailing edge of an aircraft wing that increases lift during takeoff and drag during landing (noun)
  • A piece of tissue partially connected to the body, either following an amputation or to be used as a graft (noun)
  • A state of panic, distress, or agitation (noun)
  • An (r) produced by allowing the tongue to give a single light tap against the alveolar ridge or uvula (noun)
  • Plural form of flap. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of flap. (verb)

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Use "flaps" in a sentence
  • "Brown is only about five feet high, and he wears an overcoat ten times too big for him, and it flaps -- yes, it _flaps_ about his odious little heels."
  • "A great brown bear, just awake from his winter's sleep, hungry, his fur hanging to the bones in flaps of leanness, shoved his head within the lodge and said, "Oof!""
  • "* Chodin flaps his arms and lands on the telepone wire with the rest of the crows."