plop down

phrasal verb

plopped down; plopping down; plops down
: to sit or lie down in a heavy or careless way
They plopped down on the floor.
He plopped himself down in the chair.
: to drop or place (something or someone) in a heavy or careless way
He plopped the tray down.
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.

Examples of plop down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Romero, who plopped down about $12,000 for his family, got creative. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2024 Some plopped down on the metal bleachers and jumped to their feet when the team made a play. Alanis Thames, USA TODAY, 18 Jan. 2024 My fan plopped down the ace of trumps next — and West discarded. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, 5 Feb. 2024 When the weather is at its prime in September and October, previously bustling beaches like Ditch Plains are even appealing with space to plop down on the sand (probably with a cup of hot coffee in hand). Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 23 Sep. 2023 But that shouldn’t suggest doing away with all single-family homes — or plopping down a 10-unit building right next to one. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Aug. 2023 The stranger simply plopped down at his cafe table in the tiny town of Kent, Conn. and began talking. Diane Bell, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 July 2023 That might look like bopping around to hilltop villages on a road trip or plopping down in a vibrant metropolis and going on some interesting day trips. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 13 June 2023 Joel Grey, Jennifer Grey and Jackie Hoffman were plopped down in the middle of the room indulging in the champagne, sliders, and french fries being passed around. Leigh Scheps, Rolling Stone, 13 June 2023

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“Plop down.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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