Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate]] FLAP NP2[theme] NP1[theme] FLAP (PP[location]) NP1[agent] FLAP (PP[location])
NOTE: May refer to the noise made by the flapping motion as well.
Flags flapped in the strong wind.
The bird flapped its wings.
The bird's wings were flapping.
But what about all those non-duck ducks flapping over Washington?
John flapped his arms, trying to fly.
She flapped about the coop in a frenzy.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4
Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate] FLAP (down) NP2[theme] PP[location] NP1[agent[animate] FLAP NP2[theme] (down) PP[location]
He flapped his hand on the table.
He flapped the report on the table.
She flapped the book down on the table.
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
NOTE: Few examples. This occurs mostly nominally, as in "make a flap about smthg".
There's no point in you flapping around in the kitchen, making your guest feel uneasy.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5
Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent[animate] FLAP NP2[theme]
NOTE: Mostly used adjectivally.
Try to imagine your tongue flapping against your gum ridge.
It takes less time to flap the tongue briefly against the roof of the mouth.
The British often flap their r's.
Europeans flap their R like Spanish, Cariocas gargle it like French and German.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6