Flopping
Flop Flop (fl[o^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flopped} (fl[o^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flopping}.] [A variant of flap.] 1. To clap or strike, as a bird its wings, a fish its tail, etc.; to flap. [1913 Webster]

2. To turn suddenly, as something broad and flat. [Colloq.] --Fielding. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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