plop down

phrasal verb
plopped down; plopping down; plops 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.

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“Plop down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plop%20down. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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