Synonyms of flap in English:

flap


See definition of flap

verb

1‘the mallards flapped their wings angrily’

SYNONYMS

beat, flutter, move up and down, agitate, wave, wag, waggle, shake, swing, twitch

thresh, thrash, flail

vibrate, quiver, tremble, oscillate

2‘his shirt tails flapped in the breeze’

SYNONYMS

flutter, swing, sway, ripple, undulate, stir, shake, quiver, shiver, tremble, fly, blow

3‘it was a deliberate ploy to make us flap’

SYNONYMS

panic, go into a panic, become flustered, be agitated, fuss

informal press the panic button, be in a state, be in a tizzy, be in a dither, be in a twitter


noun

1‘large pockets with buttoned flaps’

SYNONYMS

fold, overhang, overlap, covering

lappet, lap, tab

2‘the surviving bird made a few final despairing flaps’

SYNONYMS

flutter, fluttering, beat, beating, waving, shaking, flailing

3‘I'm in a frightful flap about leaving’

SYNONYMS

panic, fluster, state of agitation, state of panic

informal state, dither, twitter, blue funk, stew, tizz, tizzy, tiz-woz

North American informal twit

4‘she created a flap when she came out with her controversial statement’

SYNONYMS

fuss, agitation, commotion, stir, hubbub, excitement, tumult, ado, storm, uproar, flurry

informal controversy, to-do, palaver, brouhaha, furore

informal ballyhoo, hoopla, hoo-ha, song and dance

British informal carry-on, kerfuffle