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flounce


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flounce  \Flounce\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Flounced}  (flounst);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Flouncing}.]  [Cf.  OSw.  flunsa  to  immerge.] 
  To  throw  the  limbs  and  body  one  way  and  the  other  to  spring, 
  turn,  or  twist  with  sudden  effort  or  violence;  to  struggle, 
  as  a  horse  in  mire;  to  flounder;  to  throw  one's  self  with  a 
  jerk  or  spasm,  often  as  in  displeasure. 
 
  To  flutter  and  flounce  will  do  nothing  but  batter  and 
  bruise  us  --Barrow. 
 
  With  his  broad  fins  and  forky  tail  he  laves  The  rising 
  sirge,  and  flounces  in  the  waves.  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flounce  \Flounce\,  n. 
  The  act  of  floucing;  a  sudden,  jerking  motion  of  the  body. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flounce  \Flounce\,  n.  [Cf.  G.  flaus,  flausch  a  tuft  of  wool  or 
  hair;  akin  to  vliess,  E.  fleece;  or  perh.  corrupted  fr 
  rounce.] 
  An  ornamental  appendage  to  the  skirt  of  a  woman's  dress, 
  consisting  of  a  strip  gathered  and  sewed  on  by  its  upper  edge 
  around  the  skirt,  and  left  hanging. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flounce  \Flounce\,  v.  t. 
  To  deck  with  a  flounce  or  flounces;  as  to  flounce  a 
  petticoat  or  a  frock. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flounce 
  n  1:  a  strip  of  pleated  material  used  as  a  decoration  or  a  trim 
  [syn:  {frill},  {ruffle},  {furbelow}] 
  2:  the  act  of  walking  with  exaggerated  jerky  motions 
  v  :  walk  emphatically 




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