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English definition of “flap”

flap

noun (EXCITEMENT)    /flæp/
[S] informal a state of nervous excitement : She's in a flap because her parents are coming to visit .Anxious and worried [S] US a lot of public anger , excitement , or discussion : She claimed to have had an affair with the candidate , which produced a huge media flap.
(Definition of flap noun (EXCITEMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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