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Synonyms for flap

Synonyms for flap

an interruption of regular procedure or of public peace

to move (one's arms or wings, for example) up and down

to move or cause to move about while being fixed at one edge

to move through the air with or as if with wings

Synonyms for flap

an excited state of agitation

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the motion made by flapping up and down

a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body

a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing

move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion

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move noisily

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move with a thrashing motion

move with a flapping motion

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make a fuss

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pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds

References in classic literature ?
But the creature flapped and struggled, and out came my sister to know what was the matter.
In an instant the nearest male gave a shrill, whistling cry, and flapped its twenty-foot span of leathery wings as it soared up into the air.
Harker took the paper, flapped and refolded it, and looked at the "Stop Press" news.
He was a strange figure as he stood there, for he had assumed a flapped fantastic hat and swinging baldric and cutlass in his capacity of bandit king, but the bright prosaic tweed of the courier showed through in patches all over him.
And thus, as has been said, though the damp curtains of their bonnets flapped smartly into their faces, and their wrappers clung about them to wearisomeness, they lived all this afternoon in memories of green, sunny, romantic Talbothays.
The black wraith of a deciduous creeper flapped from the porch, and the thin wooden walls, under their worn coat of paint, seemed to shiver in the wind that had risen with the ceasing of the snow.
He had under his arm a hat of great size and weight, shelving downward from the crown to the brim, and in his hand a pair of white gloves with which he flapped it as he stood poised on one leg in a high-shouldered, round-elbowed state of elegance not to be surpassed.
Above the clustering gasometers three unfamiliar shapes appeared, thin, wallowing bladders that flapped and rolled about, and grew bigger and bigger and rounder and rounder--balloons in course of inflation for the South of England Aero Club's Saturday-afternoon ascent.
The cold wind flapped the ends of her kerchief and her loose locks of gray hair.
He went up a great many flights of stairs, and he noticed, as he had very seldom noticed, how the carpet became steadily shabbier, until it ceased altogether, how the walls were discolored, sometimes by cascades of damp, and sometimes by the outlines of picture-frames since removed, how the paper flapped loose at the corners, and a great flake of plaster had fallen from the ceiling.