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

     

    plop

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//plɒp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//plɑːp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they plop
    BrE BrE//plɒp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//plɑːp//
     
    he / she / it plops
    BrE BrE//plɒps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//plɑːps//
     
    past simple plopped
    BrE BrE//plɒpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//plɑːpt//
     
    past participle plopped
    BrE BrE//plɒpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//plɑːpt//
     
    -ing form plopping
    BrE BrE//ˈplɒpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈplɑːpɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. to fall, making a plop The frog plopped back into the water. A tear plopped down onto the page she was reading.
  2. 2[transitive] plop something + adv./prep. to drop something into something, especially a liquid, so that it makes a plop Can you just plop some ice in my drink?
  3. 3[transitive, intransitive] plop (yourself) (down) to sit or lie down heavily or in a relaxed way More Like This Onomatopoeic words beep, bleep, boohoo, brrr, buzz, click, clip-clop, ding-dong, hiss, mwah, peep, ping, plop, pop, rat-tat, splat, splosh, squeak, squeal, squelch, swish, tee-hee, thud, thwack, tick-tock, toot, vroom, wham, whoosh, zoomSee worksheet.
  4. Word Origin early 19th cent.: imitative.
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