Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun flap

5 senses of flap

Sense 1
flap -- (any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely; "he wrote on the flap of the envelope")
       => covering -- (an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it))

Sense 2
dither, pother, fuss, tizzy, flap -- (an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there was a terrible flap about the theft")
       => agitation -- (a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance)

Sense 3
flap, flapping, flutter, fluttering -- (the motion made by flapping up and down)
       => wave, undulation -- ((physics) a movement up and down or back and forth)

Sense 4
flap -- (a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body)
       => animal tissue -- (the tissue in the bodies of animals)

Sense 5
flap, flaps -- (a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag)
       => airfoil, aerofoil, control surface, surface -- (a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb flap

6 senses of flap

Sense 1
roll, undulate, flap, wave -- (move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 2
flap -- (move noisily; "flags flapped in the strong wind")
       => beat, pound, thump -- (move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast")

Sense 3
beat, flap -- (move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 4
beat, flap -- (move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 5
dither, flap, pother -- (make a fuss; be agitated)
       => fuss, niggle, fret -- (worry unnecessarily or excessively; "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now")

Sense 6
flap -- (pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds)
       => pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say -- (speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?")

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