French translation of 'flap'
[of pocket, envelope] rabat m
[of skin] morceau m
[of tent] rabat m
2. (informal) (= panic)
to be in a flap être dans tous ses états
to be in a flap about sth, to be in a flap over sth paniquer à propos de qch
to get in a flap about sth, to get in a flap over sth se mettre dans tous ses états à propos de qch
1. [wings] battre
The bird flapped its wings. L’oiseau battait des ailes.
[one’s arms] agiter
[sail, flag] claquer
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Example Sentences Including 'flap'
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No need to get into a flap about any big change here.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Britain had got into just as much of a flap about the book.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
From time to time they plunge off the hillside, flapping furiously as though their wings are not big enough to maintain their body weight.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
He flaps as one might, when shocked from deep sleep.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
If you get too hot or cold you will not be able to perform, and if you have clothes flapping around you will be restricted.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Push back the rubber flap and trip the inside latch.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The wind chimes flap when the door opens.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Trade winds flap at the royal palms.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Tuck flap of skin underneath the bird to stop stuffing leaking out.The Sun (2012)
You could hardly flap your wings without hitting at least two more ducks over the head.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
But his flap at the cross for the equaliser was worrying.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Make one turn with the bandage, then fold down the angled piece of bandage and make another turn to cover the flap.Your First Horse - buying, feeding, caring (1989)
The tongue of his belt flaps in the breeze.Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic (1990)
They have two large pockets which are positioned behind the saddle flap on either side.Your First Horse - buying, feeding, caring (1989)
If there's a pocket flap, there has to be a pocket.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Then choose a number and lift the flap.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Wet costumes are strung onto the back of the boat and flap in the wind, drying for the next stint in the ocean.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
DON'T get in a flap about wrap.The Sun (2014)
It had a mesh veil that covered her face and a long flap that covered her stomach area.The Sun (2013)
It is produced by flapping wings.Smithsonian Mag (2017)
The devices were installed on airliners decades ago because pilots' failure to set flaps caused so many accidents.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The extra space gives birds room to flap their wings and display other natural behaviour.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Then simply replace the compost and fold the flaps back down to cover the surface.The Sun (2015)
Remember that the next time you find yourself enjoying compliments so much they take on the sound of a flapping cape.Christianity Today (2000)
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'flap' in Other Languages
British English: flap /flæp/ VERB
If something that is attached at one end flaps, or if you flap it, it moves quickly up and down or from side to side.
The bird flapped its wings.
Grey sheets flapped on the clothes line.
- American English: flap
- Arabic: يُرَفْرِفُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: agitar
- Chinese: 拍打
- Croatian: lepršati
- Czech: třepotat (se)
- Danish: blafre
- Dutch: flappen
- European Spanish: agitarse
- Finnish: läpättää
- French: claquer
- German: schlagen Flügel
- Greek: φτερουγίζω
- Italian: sbattere
- Japanese: パタパタ動かす
- Korean: 퍼덕거리다
- Norwegian: flakse
- Polish: trzepnąć
- European Portuguese: agitar
- Romanian: a flutura
- Russian: хлопать
- Spanish: agitar batir
- Swedish: slå dunka
- Thai: กระพือปีก
- Turkish: kanat çırpmak
- Ukrainian: плескати
- Vietnamese: đập cánh
British English: flap NOUN
A flap of cloth or skin, for example, is a flat piece of it that can move freely up and down or from side to side because it is held or attached by only one edge.
He drew back the tent flap and strode out into the blizzard.
Translation of flap from the Collins English to French Dictionary