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noun American English pronunciation: flap /flæp/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable] a thin flat piece of something that is fixed to something else along one edge

    a flap of leather/skin/plastic

    He held back the flap of the tent.

  2. 2
    [singular] informal a situation in which people are confused, excited, or angry

    Why has there been such a political flap over his appointment?

    in a flap:

    They were in a real flap over the lost passport.

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