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flap  (flăp)
1. A flat, usually thin piece attached at only one side.
2. A projecting or hanging piece usually intended to double over and protect or cover: the flap of an envelope.
a. The act of waving or fluttering: the flap of the flag in the wind.
b. The sound produced by this motion.
4. A blow given with something flat; a slap.
5. A variable control surface on the trailing edge of an aircraft wing, used primarily to increase lift or drag.
6. Either of the folded ends of a book jacket that fit inside the front and back covers.
7. Medicine Tissue that has been partially detached and used in surgical grafting to fill an adjacent defect or cover the cut end of a bone after amputation.
8. Linguistics A sound articulated by a single, quick touch of the tongue against the teeth or alveolar ridge, as (t) in water. Also called tap1.
9. Informal A commotion or disturbance: a flap in Congress over the defense budget.
v. flapped, flap·ping, flaps
1. To wave (the arms, for example) up and down.
2. To cause to move or sway with a fluttering or waving motion.
3. To hit with something broad and flat; slap.
4. Informal To fling down; toss.
1. To move or sway while fixed at one edge or corner; flutter: banners flapping in the breeze.
2. To wave arms or wings up and down.
3. To fly by beating the air with the wings.
4. Informal To become upset or flustered.

[Middle English flappe, slap.]

flap (flæp)
vb, flaps, flapping or flapped
1. to move (wings or arms) up and down, esp in or as if in flying, or (of wings or arms) to move in this way
2. to move or cause to move noisily back and forth or up and down: the curtains flapped in the breeze.
3. (intr) to become agitated or flustered; panic
4. to deal (a person or thing) a blow with a broad flexible object
5. (sometimes foll by: down) to toss, fling, slam, etc, abruptly or noisily
6. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics (tr) to pronounce (an (r) sound) by allowing the tongue to give a single light tap against the alveolar ridge or uvula
7. the action, motion, or noise made by flapping: with one flap of its wings the bird was off.
8. a piece of material, etc, attached at one edge and usually used to cover an opening, as on a tent, envelope, or pocket
9. a blow dealt with a flat object; slap
10. (Aeronautics) a movable surface fixed to the trailing edge of an aircraft wing that increases lift during takeoff and drag during landing
11. (Surgery) surgery a piece of tissue partially connected to the body, either following an amputation or to be used as a graft
12. a state of panic, distress, or agitation
13. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics an (r) produced by allowing the tongue to give a single light tap against the alveolar ridge or uvula
[C14: probably of imitative origin]

flap (flæp)

v. flapped, flap•ping,
n. v.i.
1. to swing or sway back and forth loosely, esp. with noise.
2. to move up and down, as wings or arms.
3. to strike a blow with something broad and flexible.
4. Slang. to talk in a foolish manner; babble.
5. to move (wings, arms, etc.) up and down.
6. to cause to swing or sway loosely, esp. with noise.
7. to strike with something broad and flat.
8. to toss, fold, shut, etc., smartly, roughly, or noisily.
9. to pronounce (a sound) with a rapid flip of the tongue tip against the upper teeth or alveolar ridge.
10. something flat and broad that is attached at one side only and hangs loosely or covers an opening.
11. either of the two segments of a book jacket folding under the book's front and back covers.
12. one leaf of a folding door, shutter, or the like.
13. a flapping motion.
14. the noise produced by something that flaps.
15. Informal.
a. a state of nervous excitement.
b. an emergency situation.
c. scandal; trouble.
16. a movable surface used for increasing the lift or drag of an airplane.
17. a rapid flip of the tongue tip against the upper teeth or alveolar ridge, as in the r-sound in a common British pronunciation of very or the t-sound in a common American pronunciation of water.
a. Also called flap′ hinge`. a hinge having a strap or plate for screwing to the face of a door, shutter, or the like.
b. one leaf of a hinge.
[1275–1325; Middle English flappe a blow]

Flap of nuns—Lipton, 1970.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.flap - any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edgeflap - any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely; "he wrote on the flap of the envelope"
barndoor - an opaque adjustable flap on a lamp fixture; used in photography to cut off light from particular areas
coattail - the loose back flap of a coat that hangs below the waist
codpiece - (15th-16th century) a flap for the crotch of men's tight-fitting breeches
covering - an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
earflap, earlap - one of two flaps attached to a cap to keep the ears warm
dag, jag - a flap along the edge of a garment; used in medieval clothing
overlap, lap - a flap that lies over another part; "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"
pocket flap - a flap that covers the access to a pocket
fly sheet, rainfly, tent flap, tent-fly, fly - flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
tongue - the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot
2.flap - an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there was a terrible flap about the theft"
agitation - a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
3.flap - the motion made by flapping up and downflap - the motion made by flapping up and down
undulation, wave - (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
4.flap - a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body
animal tissue - the tissue in the bodies of animals
uvula - a small pendant fleshy lobe at the back of the soft palate
soft palate, velum - a muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking
protective fold - a flap of tissue that protects what it covers
leaflet, cusp - a thin triangular flap of a heart valve
5.flap - a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wingflap - a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag
aerofoil, airfoil, control surface, surface - a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
landing flap - a flap on the underside of the wing that is lowered to slow the plane for landing
wing - one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane
Verb1.flap - move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motionflap - move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
luff - flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides; "the sails luffed"
2.flap - move noisily; "flags flapped in the strong wind"
thump, beat, pound - move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
3.flap - move with a thrashing motionflap - move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
flutter - flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements; "The seagulls fluttered overhead"
flap, beat - move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping"
bate - flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons
clap - cause to strike the air in flight; "The big bird clapped its wings"
4.flap - move with a flapping motionflap - move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
flap, beat - move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
flail, thresh - move like a flail; thresh about; "Her arms were flailing"
clap - strike the air in flight; "the wings of the birds clapped loudly"
5.flap - make a fuss; be agitated
fret, fuss, niggle - worry unnecessarily or excessively; "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"
6.flap - pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds
enounce, enunciate, pronounce, sound out, articulate, say - speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"

1. flutter, wave, swing, swish, flail Sheets flapped on the clothes line.
2. beat, wave, thrash, flutter, agitate, wag, vibrate, shake, thresh The bird flapped its wings furiously.
3. (Informal) panic, fuss, dither (chiefly Brit.) There's no point in you flapping around in the kitchen, making your guest feel uneasy.
1. cover, covering, tail, fold, skirt, tab, overlap, fly, apron, lapel, lappet He drew back the tent flap and strode out.
2. flutter, beating, waving, shaking, swinging, bang, banging, swish the gunshot flap of a topsail
3. (Informal) panic, state (informal), agitation, commotion, sweat (informal), stew (informal), dither (chiefly Brit.), fluster, twitter (informal), tizzy (informal), mind-fuck (taboo slang) Wherever he goes, there's always a flap.
flap [flæp]
A. N
1. [of pocket, envelope] → solapa f; [of table] → hoja f (plegable); [of counter] → trampa f; [of skin] → colgajo m (Aer) → alerón m
2. (= act) [of wing] → aletazo m; (= sound) → (ruido m del) aleteo m
3. (Brit) (= crisis) → crisis f inv; (= row) → lío m
there's a big flap onse ha armado un buen lío
to get into a flapponerse nervioso
B. VT [bird] [+ wings] → batir; (= shake) [+ sheets, newspaper] → sacudir; [+ arms] → agitar
1. [wings] → aletear; [sails] → agitarse; [flag] → ondear, agitarse
2. (= panic) → ponerse nervioso
don't flap!¡con calma!

flap [ˈflæp]
[pocket, envelope] → rabat m; [skin] → morceau m; [tent] → rabat m
(= panic) to be in a flap → être dans tous ses états
to be in a flap about sth, to be in a flap over sth → paniquer à propos de qch
to get in a flap about sth, to get in a flap over sth → se mettre dans tous ses états à propos de qch
[+ wings] → battre
The bird flapped its wings → L'oiseau battait des ailes.
[person] [+ one's arms] → agiter; [+ towel] → secouer
vi [sail, flag] → claquer; [washing] → claquer

(of pocket)Klappe f; (of table)ausziehbarer Teil; (of tent) → Eingang m; (Aviat) → (Lande)klappe f; a flap of skinein Hautfetzen m; (Med) → ein Hautlappen m
(= sound, of sails, sheeting etc) → Flattern nt, → Knattern nt; (of wings)Schlagen nt
(= motion) to give something a flapleicht auf etw (acc)klatschen
(Brit inf) → helle Aufregung, Panik f; to get in(to) a flapin helle Aufregung geraten, ins Flattern geraten (inf)
(Phon) → geschlagener Laut
(wings)schlagen; (door, shutters)schlagen, klappern; (sails, tarpaulin etc)flattern; his coat flapped about his legsder Mantel schlackerte ihm um die Beine (inf); his ears were flapping (inf)er spitzte die Ohren
(Brit inf) → in heller Aufregung sein; to start to flapin helle Aufregung geraten; don’t flapreg dich nicht auf; there’s no need to flap(das ist) kein Grund zur Aufregung; she’s been flapping around all morningsie rennt schon den ganzen Morgen wie ein aufgescheuchtes Huhn durch die Gegend (inf)
vt to flap its wingsmit den Flügeln schlagen; to flap one’s armsmit den Armen rudern; he flapped the newspaper at the flyer schlug or klatschte mit der Zeitung nach der Fliege

flap [flæp]
1. n
a. (of pocket) → patta, battente m; (of envelope) → linguetta; (of table) → ribalta (Aer) → flap m inv
b. (movement) to give sth a flapsbattere qc
they could hear the flap of the sails (sound) → sentivano sbattere le vele
to be in a flap (fam) → essere in agitazione
to get into a flap (fam) → farsi prendere dal panico
2. vt (subj, bird, wings) → sbattere, battere; (shake, sheets, newspaper) → agitare, sbattere
3. vi
a. (wings, sails, flag) → sbattere
b. (fam) (panic) → farsi prendere dal panico

flap (flӕp) noun
1. anything broad or wide that hangs loosely. a flap of canvas.
2. the sound made when such a thing moves. We could hear the flap of the flag blowing in the wind.
3. great confusion or panic. They are all in a terrible flap.
verbpast tense, past participle flapped
1. to (make something) move with the sound of a flap. the leaves were flapping in the breeze; The bird flapped its wings.
2. to become confused; to get into a panic. There is no need to flap.

flap يُرَفْرِفُ třepotat (se) blafre schlagen φτερουγίζω agitar , agitarse läpättää claquer lepršati sbattere パタパタ動かす 퍼덕거리다 flappen flakse trzepnąć agitar хлопать slå กระพือปีก kanat çırpmak đập 拍打
n.  [sound of wings] aleteo; sonido de alas; cubierta; colgajo.

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GTR involves raising a periodontal flap surgically followed by the creation of an environment that allows the cells from the periodontal ligament to repopulate the debrided root surface and form a new periodontal attachment.
Scaling and root planing with and without periodontal flap surgery.
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