flap

All Noun Verb
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  • Can you flap them up and down As you fly around the town?
  • And then he flapped his way through the woods and out of sight. Cited from Tale of Sandy Chipmunk, by Arthur S. Bailey
  • And he flapped down and took his place just in front of the front rank. Cited from The Tale of Major Monkey, by Arthur Scott Bailey
  • In order to rise from water, they flap along the surface for many yards.
  • This example has the side flaps left since they did not get torn off upon opening.
  • His life was flapping on a broken wing and all he wanted was to be left alone. Cited from Pearl of Pearl Island, by John Oxenham
  • It was used from mid-February until the aircraft received battle damage to its right flap.
  • He raised his wings and flapped them "to see if they worked right." Cited from Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's, by Laura Lee Hope
  • What specially struck me was when he flapped his wings, and one saw how he rose! Cited from Redemption and Two Other Plays, by Leo Tolstoy
  • One had the long hair of a woman flapping about his ears. Cited from The Happy Foreigner, by Enid Bagnold
  • In order to begin flying they run a few steps and then begin to flap their wings.
  • The flaps stopped some three degrees short of their full travel.
  • As soon as he saw the white flag flapping, he took up his gun and fired it. Cited from Stories of American Life and Adventure, by Edward Eggleston
  • With another flap of its wings, it can level the mountains by moving them into the ocean.
  • I can't help flapping up out of my own ashes before they're cold. Cited from It Happened in Egypt, by Williamson
  • They flapped their wide wings and the darkness supported them, even as the light had supported them. Cited from The Seven who were Hanged, by Leonid Andreyev
  • And after flapping for a few minutes, he sat down again, a reasonable man once more. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 11, No. 66, April, 1863, by Various
  • When flying, they take a few flaps of their wings and drop a foot or so.
  • At length I saw some way ahead the wings of several large birds flapping just above the ground. Cited from With Axe and Rifle, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Changes were also made to the flap control system and the tail wheel assembly.
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Meaning of flap

  • noun Any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely
    he wrote on the flap of the envelope
  • noun The motion made by flapping up and down
  • noun A movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body
  • noun A movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag
  • verb Move noisily
    flags flapped in the strong wind
  • verb Pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds