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Flap vs. Flip

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  • Flap (noun)

    A blow or slap (especially to the face).

  • Flap (noun)

    A young prostitute.

  • Flap (noun)

    Anything broad and flexible that hangs loose, or that is attached by one side or end and is easily moved.

    "a flap of a garment;"

    "The envelope flap seemed curiously wrinkled."

  • Flap (noun)

    A hinged leaf.

    "the flaps of a table; the flap of a shutter"

  • Flap (noun)

    A side fin of a ray - also termed a wing.

  • Flap (noun)

    An upset, stir, scandal or controversy

    "The comment caused quite a flap in the newspapers."

  • Flap (noun)

    The motion of anything broad and loose, or a stroke or sound made with it.

    "the flap of a sail;"

    "the flap of a wing"

  • Flap (noun)

    A disease in the lips of horses.

  • Flap (noun)

    A hinged surface on the trailing edge of the wings of an aeroplane.

  • Flap (noun)

    A consonant sound made by a single muscle contraction, such as the sound ɾ in the standard American English pronunciation of body.

    "tap"

  • Flap (noun)

    A piece of tissue incompletely detached from the body, as an intermediate stage of plastic surgery.

  • Flap (noun)

    The female genitals.

  • Flap (verb)

    To move (something broad and loose) up and down.

    "The crow slowly flapped its wings."

  • Flap (verb)

    To move loosely back and forth.

    "The flag flapped in the breeze."

  • Flap (verb)

    Of a resource or network destination: to be advertised as being available and then unavailable (or available by different routes) in rapid succession.

  • Flip (noun)

    A maneuver which rotates an object end over end.

    "We'll decide this on a flip of a coin."

    "The diver did a couple of flips before landing in the pool."

  • Flip (noun)

    A complete change of direction, decision, movement etc.

  • Flip (noun)

    A slingshot.

  • Flip (noun)

    A sticks out

    "Justin Bieber and Zac Efron are among the celebrities who wore a flip."

  • Flip (noun)

    A mixture of beer, spirit, etc., stirred and heated by a hot iron (a flip dog).

  • Flip (verb)

    To throw (as in to turn over).

    "You need to flip the pancake onto the other side."

  • Flip (verb)

    To put into a quick revolving motion through a snap of the thumb and index finger.

    "If you can't decide which option to go for, flip a coin."

  • Flip (verb)

    To win a state (or county) won by another party in the preceding elections

    "Wisconsin had been Democratic for decades, but the Republicans flipped it in 2016."

  • Flip (verb)

    To go berserk or crazy.

    "I'd flip if anyone broke my phone."

  • Flip (verb)

    To buy an asset (usually a house), improve it and sell it quickly for profit.

  • Flip (verb)

    To invert a bit (binary digit), changing it from 0 to 1 or from 1 to 0.

  • Flip (interjection)

    used to express annoyance, especially when the speaker has made an error.

  • Flip (adjective)

    Having the quality of playfulness, or lacking seriousness of purpose.

    "I hate to be flip, but perhaps we could steal a Christmas tree."

  • Flip (adjective)

    Sarcastic.

  • Flip (adjective)

    Disrespectful.

    "Don't get flip with me or I'll knock you into next Tuesday!"

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Flap (noun)

    Anything broad and limber that hangs loose, or that is attached by one side or end and is easily moved; as, the flap of a garment.

  • Flap (noun)

    A hinged leaf, as of a table or shutter.

  • Flap (noun)

    The motion of anything broad and loose, or a stroke or sound made with it; as, the flap of a sail or of a wing.

  • Flap (noun)

    A disease in the lips of horses.

  • Flap (noun)

    a movable part of an airplane wing, used to increase lift or drag, especially when taking off or landing. used often in the plural.

  • Flap

    To beat with a flap; to strike.

  • Flap

    To move, as something broad and flaplike; as, to flap the wings; to let fall, as the brim of a hat.

  • Flap (verb)

    To move as do wings, or as something broad or loose; to fly with wings beating the air.

  • Flap (verb)

    To fall and hang like a flap, as the brim of a hat, or other broad thing.

  • Flip (noun)

    A mixture of beer, spirit, etc., stirred and heated by a hot iron.

  • Flip

    To toss (an object) into the air so as make it turn over one or more times; to fillip; as, to flip up a cent.

  • Flip

    To turn (a flat object) over with a quick motion; as, to flip a card over; to flip a pancake.

  • Flip

    To cause (a person) to turn against former colleagues, such as to become a witness for the state, in a criminal prosecution in which the person is a defendant.

  • Flip

    To resell (an asset) rapidly to make a quick profit.

  • Flip (verb)

    To become insane or irrational; - often used with out; as, seeing her mother killed made the girl flip out.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Flap (noun)

    any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely;

    "he wrote on the flap of the envelope"

  • Flap (noun)

    an excited state of agitation;

    "he was in a dither"

    "there was a terrible flap about the theft"

  • Flap (noun)

    the motion made by flapping up and down

  • Flap (noun)

    a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body

  • Flap (noun)

    a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag

  • Flap (verb)

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

    "The curtains undulated"

    "the waves rolled towards the beach"

  • Flap (verb)

    move noisily;

    "flags flapped in the strong wind"

  • Flap (verb)

    move with a thrashing motion;

    "The bird flapped its wings"

    "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"

  • Flap (verb)

    move with a flapping motion;

    "The bird's wings were flapping"

  • Flap (verb)

    make a fuss; be agitated

  • Flap (verb)

    pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds

  • Flip (noun)

    an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return

  • Flip (noun)

    hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg

  • Flip (noun)

    the act of flipping a coin

  • Flip (noun)

    a dive in which the diver somersaults before entering the water

  • Flip (noun)

    (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team;

    "the pass was fumbled"

  • Flip (verb)

    lightly throw to see which side comes up;

    "I don't know what to do--I may as well flip a coin!"

  • Flip (verb)

    cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation;

    "switch on the light"

    "throw the lever"

  • Flip (verb)

    look through a book or other written material;

    "He thumbed through the report"

    "She leafed through the volume"

  • Flip (verb)

    toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air

  • Flip (verb)

    cause to move with a flick;

    "he flicked his Bic"

  • Flip (verb)

    throw or toss with a light motion;

    "flip me the beachball"

    "toss me newspaper"

  • Flip (verb)

    move with a flick or light motion

  • Flip (verb)

    turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse;

    "flip over the pork chop"

    "turn over the pancakes"

  • Flip (verb)

    go mad, go crazy;

    "He flipped when he heard that he was being laid off"

  • Flip (verb)

    reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

  • Flip (adjective)

    marked by casual disrespect;

    "a flip answer to serious question"

    "the student was kept in for impudent behavior"

Princeton's WordNet
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