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

Translation of flap in French:

noun

  • 5
    [informal]
    (panic) See examples: to be in a flap
    être affolé
    to get into a flap
    s'affoler

transitive verb

  • also: p prés etc -pp-
    (wind) (sail, cloth)
    faire voleter
    (paper, clothes)
    (person) (sheet, cloth etc)
    (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)
    (wing)
    (sail, flag, material, door)
    (paper, clothes)
    the birds flapped away
    les oiseaux se sont éloignés en battant des ailes
  • 2
    [informal]
    (panic)
    s'affoler
    stop flapping!

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