Definition of plop down
1 : to sit or lie down in a heavy or careless way They plopped down on the floor. He plopped himself down in the chair.
2 : to drop or place (something or someone) in a heavy or careless way He plopped the tray down.
3 US : to pay or spend (money) I can't afford to just plop down $30 for a T-shirt. He'd already plopped a lot of money down for legal fees.
Word by Word Definitions
: to fall, drop, or move suddenly with a sound like that of something dropping into water
: to set, drop, or throw heavily
: to place or set carelessly or hastily
: toward or in a lower physical position
: to a lying or sitting position
: toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom
: down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on
: to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as
: to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down
: occupying a low position
: lying on the ground
: directed or going downward
: descent, depression
: an instance of putting down (see 1down) (as an opponent in wrestling)
: a complete play to advance the ball
: a covering of soft fluffy feathers
: these feathers
: something soft and fluffy like down
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