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  Words related to flap

Related / Similar Words: flaps, flapping, flutter, fluttering, dither, pother, fuss, tizzy, roll, undulate, wave, beat

 

Definition:
  • any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely; "he wrote on the flap of the envelope";
  • a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag;
  • a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body;
  • the motion made by flapping up and down;
  • an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there was a terrible flap about the theft";
  • pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds;
  • make a fuss; be agitated;
  • move noisily; "flags flapped in the strong wind";
  • move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach";
  • move with a flapping motion; "The bird''s wings were flapping";
  • move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky";

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    Hyponyms: barndoor, coattail, codpiece, earflap, earlap, jag, dag, lap, overlap, pocket flap, tent-fly, rainfly, fly sheet, fly, tent flap, tongue, landing flap, uvula, soft palate, velum, protective fold, cusp, leaflet, luff, flail, thresh, clap, bate

     

    Grouped Verbs: beat

     

    Part Meronyms: wing

     

    Derivational Morphology: flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiver, beat, roll, undulate, wave, dither, pother, fuss, niggle, fret, tizzy, flapping, fluttering, undulation, roller, rolling wave

     

     
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