Definition of plop
- plopped down on the couch
- plopped the money into stocks
The stone plopped into the river.
An ice cube plopped noisily into the glass.
I filled the glass with water and plopped a few ice cubes into it.
She plopped onto the couch.
They plopped down on the floor.
He plopped himself down in the chair.
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First Known Use: 1821See Words from the same year
: 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
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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