plop

verb
\ ˈpläp \
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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And yet, this crisis has functioned as a sidenote in the national political conversation and in recent presidential campaigns—plopped into speeches and paid haphazard lip service to without any meaningful action. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "This Is Why We Need Women Running for President," 19 Feb. 2019 Back at my hotel, gigantic elephant-ear leaves are greener and darting lizards brighter, while the rain plops down in Dolby. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Finding the Bali You Came For," 16 Nov. 2018 In December, a judicial panel gathered all the prescription opioid cases filed in federal court across the country and plopped them into Judge Polster’s lap. Jan Hoffman, New York Times, "Can This Judge Solve the Opioid Crisis?," 5 Mar. 2018 So far, such findings haven’t deterred consumers from plopping down money for probiotics in the hopes of better bowel health. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Probiotics: If you don’t just poop them out, they may muck up your guts," 8 Sep. 2018 With any luck, seeing that moment enlarged to nearly five times its regular size and plopped on the bank of the Thames will jog his memory. Andrea Park, Condé Nast Traveler, "There's a 25-Foot Jeff Goldblum Statue Next to London's Tower Bridge," 18 July 2018 Like many big-name restaurants, Little Ting’s Dumplings has taken a familiar expansion route, plopping on the ground-floor of a mixed-use development, another brand anchoring another new enclave. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "One of Seattle’s best dumpling restaurants comes to Bellevue," 16 July 2018 Actually, for a decade or so, partly on the success of the red cup, what plopped out of Solo was a show business vanity project, starring a Chicago singer named Dora Hall. Christopher Borrelli, chicagotribune.com, "That red plastic cup is a Chicago original. Proceed to party.," 29 June 2018 Ever the developer, Furgy plopped a red-striped lighthouse and some trees and bushes on it. Vincent Crampton, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Citrus County: Monkey Island, Homosassa River’s Alcatraz," 6 May 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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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 \
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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