plop

verb
\ ˈpläp How to pronounce plop (audio) \
plopped; plopping

Definition of plop

intransitive verb

1 : to fall, drop, or move suddenly with a sound like that of something dropping into water
2 : to allow the body to drop heavily usually used with down plopped down on the couch

transitive verb

1 : to set, drop, or throw heavily
2 : to place or set carelessly or hastily plopped the money into stocks

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Other Words from plop

plop noun

Synonyms for plop

Synonyms

flop, flump, plank, plump, plunk (or plonk)

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Examples of plop in a Sentence

The stone plopped into the river. An ice cube plopped noisily into the glass. I filled the glass with water and plopped a few ice cubes into it. She plopped onto the couch. They plopped down on the floor. He plopped himself down in the chair.
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Recent Examples on the Web

But once the gifts have been exchanged and the brunch has been devoured, one of the best ways to continue the celebrations at home is to plop down on the sofa and share some Father's Day Bible verses together. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "25 Loving Father's Day Bible Verses to Share With Your Dad," 2 May 2019 Filson didn’t want to just plop in the storefront, though, relegated as one more brand in a city known for its high-density of shopping. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "How Filson Moved a 161-Year-Old Barn into NYC," 15 Nov. 2018 The theory was that bigger jackpots would draw more attention, leading more players to plop down $2 for a Mega Millions or Powerball ticket. Scott Mcfetridge, The Seattle Times, "Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6B, thanks to worsening odds," 22 Oct. 2018 In some ways, this makes the Hotel Transylvania franchise ideal for parents who just want to plop their kids down in front of something for an hour or so, while making dinner or attending to other chores. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Hotel Transylvania’s blockbuster success, explained in one giant dog and one tiny hat," 13 July 2018 Though the house pulled out all the stops, their quietest gesture spoke volumes: the Bulgari logo, laser-cut onto orange peels and plopped into each Negroni glass. Monica Kim, Vogue, "Bella! Diplo! Davika! Suho! Bulgari Goes Global for Bzero1’s Fantastic Roman Festa," 20 Feb. 2019 The birth was big news because giraffes are cool, and because April’s owners at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, decided to livestream it, and very few people have seen a 6-foot-tall baby plop out of a 15-foot mom. Madeleine Aggeler, The Cut, "April the Giraffe Might Be Pregnant Again But What About Her Other Hopes and Dreams?," 22 June 2018 Regardless of how eccentric or theatrical the vignette, there will always be a place in our home to plop down your Jonathan Adler handcrafted porcelain mug. Simon Doonan, ELLE Decor, "Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan Give Their Greenwich Village Home a Glitz Makeover," 8 Mar. 2019 The 27th Texas Legislature made the bluebonnet the state flower March 7, 1901, and ever since, Texans have been plopping their kids, grandkids, dogs and more down in the seas of blue for treasured keepsakes in family scrapbooks. From Express-news Archives, San Antonio Express-News, "Wildflower season has started in South Texas," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of plop

1821, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for plop

imitative

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Dictionary Entries near plop

plonk down

ploo

plook

plop

plop down

plosh

plosion

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More Definitions for plop

plop

verb

English Language Learners Definition of plop

informal
: to fall, drop, or move with a sound like something dropping into liquid
: to drop (something) into a liquid so that it makes a splashing sound
: to sit or lie down in a heavy or careless way : to allow your body to drop heavily or carelessly

plop

verb
\ ˈpläp How to pronounce plop (audio) \
plopped; plopping

Kids Definition of plop

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to move with or make a sound like that of something dropping into water Ice cubes plopped into the glass.
2 : to sit or lie down heavily She plopped into her chair.
3 : to place or drop heavily He plopped the tray down.

plop

noun

Kids Definition of plop (Entry 2 of 2)

: a sound like something dropping into water

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