plop

verb \ ˈpläp \
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of plop

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

plop

noun

Examples of plop in a Sentence

  1. The stone plopped into the river.

  2. An ice cube plopped noisily into the glass.

  3. I filled the glass with water and plopped a few ice cubes into it.

  4. She plopped onto the couch.

  5. They plopped down on the floor.

  6. He plopped himself down in the chair.

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Origin and Etymology of plop

imitative

plop Synonyms

Synonyms

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

Related Words

fling, heave, sling, toss;

ensconce, install, plant, settle;



PLOP Defined for English Language Learners

plop

Definition of plop for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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plop

verb \ ˈpläp \

Definition of plop for Students

plopped; plopping
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.

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plop

noun

Definition of plop for Students

: a sound like something dropping into water

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