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English definition of “flap”

flap

noun
 
 
/flæp/
CLOTH [C] a piece of cloth or material fixed along one edge to cover or close an openingLids, covers and stoppers
EXCITEMENT [C, U] informal the feeling of being worried or excited, or a situation that causes someone to feel this way: The President's remarks caused a huge flap.Anxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias
(Definition of flap noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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