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  1. [noun] any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely; "he wrote on the flap of the envelope"

  2. [noun] an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there was a terrible flap about the theft"
    Synonyms: dither, pother, fuss, tizzy

  3. [noun] the motion made by flapping up and down
    Synonyms: ping, flutter, fluttering

  4. [noun] a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body

  5. [noun] a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag

  6. [verb] move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"
    Synonyms: roll, undulate, wave

  7. [verb] move noisily; "flags flapped in the strong wind"

  8. [verb] move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
    Synonyms: beat

  9. [verb] move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping"
    Synonyms: beat

  10. [verb] make a fuss; be agitated
    Synonyms: dither, pother

  11. [verb] pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds


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