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Definition of flounce verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

flounce

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//flaʊns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//flaʊns//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flounce
BrE BrE//flaʊns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//flaʊns//
 
he / she / it flounces
BrE BrE//ˈflaʊnsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflaʊnsɪz//
 
past simple flounced
BrE BrE//flaʊnst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//flaʊnst//
 
past participle flounced
BrE BrE//flaʊnst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//flaʊnst//
 
-ing form flouncing
BrE BrE//ˈflaʊnsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflaʊnsɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to move somewhere in a way that draws attention to yourself, for example because you are angry or upset She flounced out of the room. He tossed his head and flounced away. Word Originverb mid 16th cent.: perhaps of Scandinavian origin and related to Norwegian flunsa ‘hurry’, or perhaps symbolic, like bounce or pounce.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flounce

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