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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flap  \Flap\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Flapped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Flapping}.]  [Prob.  of  imitative  origin;  cf  D.  flappen,  E. 
  flap,  n.,  flop,  flippant,  fillip.] 
  1.  To  beat  with  a  flap;  to  strike. 
 
  Yet  let  me  flap  this  bug  with  gilded  wings.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  move  as  something  broad  and  flaplike  as  to  flap  the 
  wings;  to  let  fall,  as  the  brim  of  a  hat. 
 
  {To  flap  in  the  mouth},  to  taunt.  [Obs.]  --W.  Cartwright. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flapping 
  n  :  the  motion  made  by  flapping  up  and  down  [syn:  {flap},  {flopping}, 
  {flutter},  {fluttering}] 




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