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British English: /flap/
American English: /flæp/

Translation of flap in French:


  • 5 [informal] (panic)to be in a flap
    être affolé
    to get into a flap

transitive verb

  • p prés etc -pp-
    claquer (sail, cloth)
    faire voleter (paper, clothes)
    secouer (sheet, cloth etc)
    agiter (paper, letter)
    to flap something at somebody/something
    agiter quelque chose en direction de quelqu'un/quelque chose
    the bird was flapping its wings
    l'oiseau battait des ailes
    he flapped his arms around
    il battait l'air de ses bras

intransitive verb p prés etc -pp-

  • 1 (move)
    (sail, flag, material, door)
    (paper, clothes)
    the birds flapped away
    les oiseaux se sont éloignés en battant des ailes
  • 2 [informal] (panic)
    stop flapping!
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