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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Just bring a towel or a lawn chair, find a good spot, and plop yourself down to enjoy the match on a big screen. Leah Asmelash And Nadeem Muaddi, CNN, "An American guide to watching the 2019 Women's World Cup final," 6 July 2019 Six fishermen overturn each boat, balance it on wooden planks, untangle the fishing nets and plop them in the hull. Sarah Esther Maslin, 1843, "Rio is a riot in the early hours," 4 July 2019 Fashion is having a nostalgia moment right now by pulling looks from the ’90s and plopping them on today’s runways. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Mary J. Blige Has Always Been The Style Queen," 3 July 2019 Warren and Johnson plopped on her family’s couch three or four nights a week, sometimes late into the night, combing through documents and refining their arguments. Liz Goodwin, BostonGlobe.com, "For a young Elizabeth Warren, ‘a fire-cracker questioner,’ debate was a ticket to another life," 22 June 2019 Outside a carwash, Morrissey plopped down on the curb next to owner David Batts, 56. Washington Post, "Issues of race and scandal pulse through Virginia primary contest," 6 June 2019 Veronica Belmont, a product manager at Adobe Spark, was riding the train down to Silicon Valley, doing some work on her phone, when dozens of teenagers plopped down into the seats around her. Taylor Lorenz, The Atlantic, "Why Teens Are AirDropping Memes to Strangers," 5 June 2019 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

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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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