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Dictionary definition for: Flap

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

2. (v) move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated" "the waves rolled towards the beach"

3. (n) an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither" "there was a terrible flap about the theft"

4. (v) move noisily; "flags flapped in the strong wind"

5. (n) the motion made by flapping up and down

6. (v) move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings" "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"

7. (n) a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body

8. (v) move with a flapping motion; "The bird''s wings were flapping"

9. (n) a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag

10. (v) make a fuss; be agitated

11. (v) pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds

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