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“… bed with fear of failure flapping like a …”

meanings of flapping


  1. A phonological process found in many dialects of English, especially American English and Canadian English, by which intervocalic /t/ and /d/ surface as the alveolar flap /ɾ/ before an unstressed syllable, so that words such as "metal" and "medal" are pronounced similarly or identically.
  2. An instance where one flaps.
  3. The situation where a resource, a network destination, etc., is advertised as being available and then unavailable (or available by different routes) in rapid succession.


  1. That flaps or flap.


  1. Present participle of flap.