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plop

[plop] /plɒp/
verb (used without object), plopped, plopping.
1.
to make a sound like that of something falling or dropping into water:
A frog plopped into the pond.
2.
to fall with such a sound:
Big raindrops plopped against the window.
3.
to drop or fall with full force or direct impact:
He plopped into a chair.
verb (used with object), plopped, plopping.
4.
to drop or set down heavily:
She plopped her books on the desk.
5.
to cause to plop:
The fisherman plopped the bait into the river.
noun
6.
a plopping sound or fall.
7.
the act of plopping.
adverb
8.
with a plop:
The stone fell plop into the water.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; imitative
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Examples from the web for plop
  • But first you have to get the frog to plop into the pan.
  • Be sure you're ready to plop down some serious cash if you're serious about getting a set.
  • Though he is animated by ideas, he would never plop two characters on a sofa and have them expound rival philosophies.
  • Open the tuna, put it in a bowl, and plop a blob of mayonnaise on top.
  • Or plop into an egg-shaped easy chair and catch a minute's snooze.
  • The same pilot will plop all three wheels on the ground as soon as the upwind wheel touches the runway.
British Dictionary definitions for plop

plop

/plɒp/
noun
1.
the characteristic sound made by an object dropping into water without a splash
verb plops, plopping, plopped
2.
to fall or cause to fall with the sound of a plop: the stone plopped into the water
interjection
3.
an exclamation imitative of this sound: to go plop
Word Origin
C19: imitative of the sound
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Word Origin and History for plop
v.

1821, imitative of the sound of a smooth object dropping into water. Related: Plopped; plopping. Thackary (mid-19c.) used plap (v.). As a noun from 1833.

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