flap

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈflæp/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/flæp/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(flap)


Inflections of 'flap' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
flaps
v 3rd person singular
flapping
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
flapped
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
flapped
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

flap

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a flap of (loose, hanging) skin
  2. skin flaps
  3. [carton, box, envelope, pocket] flaps
  4. [fold, tear, cut, open] at the flap
  5. [jacket, coat] pocket flaps
  6. a [loose, hanging, swinging] flap
  7. flew [off, out, away] with a flap of its wings
  8. the bird made several [despairing, desperate] flaps
  9. [pushed, peered, looked] through the tent flap
  10. [opened, closed] the airplane flaps
  11. in a flap over the [scandal, news, decision]
v
  1. the [bird, butterfly, bat] flapped its wings
  2. Stop flapping [around, about]
  3. he's always flapping about something
  4. flag flapped (about) in the [wind, breeze]
  5. was flapping (about) in the water
  6. was flapping his hands about
  7. flaps over the [back, front] of
n as adj
  1. flap [pockets, closure, bags, wallets]
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