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plop

noun [S] uk   /plɒp/ us    /plɑːp/ informal
a soft sound like that of something solid dropping lightly into a liquid: The stone fell into the water with a plop.
plop
adverb uk   us  
Her earring went plop into the soup.

plop

verb uk   /plɒp/ us    /plɑːp/ (-pp-)

plop verb (PUT DOWN)

[I or T, + adv/prep] to sit down or land heavily or without taking care, or to put something down without taking care: He came and plopped down next to me. Lynn plopped a paper cup down beside her.

plop verb (FALL)

[I usually + adv/prep] informal to fall with a soft sound: I noticed drops of water plopping onto the carpet.
Translations of “plop”
in Spanish plaf…
in French plouf…
in German der Plumps, das Plumpsen…
in Chinese (Traditional) (物體落水的)撲通聲,咚…
in Russian бульканье…
in Turkish (suya düşerken çıkan ses) cup, foş, pıt…
in Chinese (Simplified) (物体落水的)扑通声,咚…
in Polish plusk…
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