plop down

Definition of plop down

informal
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

plop play
  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

  3. : to set, drop, or throw heavily

down play
  1. : toward or in a lower physical position

  2. : to a lying or sitting position

  3. : toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. : down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. : to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

  2. : to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down

  3. : consume

  1. : occupying a low position

  2. : directed or going downward

  3. : lower in price

  1. : descent, depression

  2. : an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

  3. : a complete play to advance the ball

  1. : an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

  2. : a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. : a covering of soft fluffy feathers

  2. : something soft and fluffy like down

  1. : down syndrome


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