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Oxford dictionary definition of the word flap:
verb (flaps, flapping, flapped)
1 [with object] (of a bird) move (its wings) up and down when flying or preparing to fly:
a pheasant flapped its wings
gulls flapped around uttering their strange cries
[no object] (of something loosely fastened) flutter or wave around:
lines of washing flapped in the wind
move (something) up and down or to and fro:
he flapped the envelope in front of my face
[with object and adverbial of direction] strike at (something) loosely, especially to drive it away:
she flapped my hands away as she sat up
2 [no object] British informal be agitated or panicky:
it’s all right, Mother, don’t flap
1a thin, flat piece of cloth, paper, metal, etc. that is hinged or attached on one side only and covers an opening or hangs down from something:
the flap of the envelope
he pushed through the tent flap
a hinged or sliding section of an aircraft wing used to control lift:
flaps are normally moved by the hydraulics
2an act of flapping something, typically a wing or arm, up and down or from side to side:
the surviving bird made a few final despairing flaps
3 [in singular] informal a state of agitation; a panic:
your Gran was in a flap, worrying she’d put her foot in it
4a large broad mushroom.
5 Phonetics a type of consonant produced by allowing the tip of the tongue to strike the palate very briefly.
someone’s ears are flapping
British informal someone is trying to a listen to a conversation between other people.
adjective (flappier, flappiest)