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Synonyms of flap in English:


  • 1 the mallards flapped their wings angrily
    beat, flutter, move up and down, agitate, wave, wag, waggle, shake, swing, twitch;
    thresh, thrash, flail;
    vibrate, quiver, tremble, oscillate
  • 2 his shirt tails flapped in the breeze
    flutter, swing, sway, ripple, undulate, stir, shake, quiver, shiver, tremble, fly, blow
  • 3 informal it was a deliberate ploy to make us flap
    panic, go into a panic, become flustered, be agitated, fuss
    informal press the panic button, be in a state, be in a tizzy, be in a dither, be in a twitter
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  • 1 large pockets with buttoned flaps
    fold, overhang, overlap, covering;
    lappet, lap, tab
  • 2 the surviving bird made a few final despairing flaps
    flutter, fluttering, beat, beating, waving, shaking, flailing
  • 3 I'm in a frightful flap about leaving
    panic, fluster, state of panic/agitation
    informal state, dither, twitter, blue funk, stew, tizz, tizzy, tiz-woz
    North American informal twit
  • 4 informal she created a flap when she came out with her controversial statement
    fuss, agitation, commotion, stir, hubbub, excitement, tumult, ado, storm, uproar, flurry;
    British informal carry-on, kerfuffle
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