- 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[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[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. Word Origin early 19th cent.: imitative.
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//