Translation of "flap" - English-Russian dictionary


verb uk us /flæp/ (present participle flapping, past tense and past participle flapped)

If a bird flaps its wings, it moves them up and down.

махать (крыльями)
MOVE [ I ]

If something such as cloth or paper flaps, the side that is not fixed to something moves around, especially in the wind.

развеваться, колыхаться
The curtains were flapping around in the breeze.
WORRY [ I ] UK informal

to become worried or excited about something

переполошиться, паниковать
Don't flap! We've got plenty of time to get to the airport.

(Translation of “flap verb” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)