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plop

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv plop with a short hollow thud "plop came the ball down to the corner of the green"
    • v plop set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise "He planked the money on the table","He planked himself into the sofa"
    • v plop drop with the sound of something falling into water
    • v plop drop something with a plopping sound
    • n plop the noise of a rounded object dropping into a liquid without a splash
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Plop Act of plopping; the sound made in plopping.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • plop To fall or plump into water. Mrs. Gaskell, Mary Barton.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Plop plop to plump into water.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Imit.

Usage

In literature:

I heard the plop as his body dived into the sea.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
Two dull, plopping sounds came almost together.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
When he plopped into the water the commotion was like tossing a barrel overboard, but nobody sounded an alarm.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
The "plop" of the exhaust ceased.
"Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence" by Alice B. Emerson
That snowball plop against the pane spoiled my best sentence.
"Beatrice Leigh at College" by Julia Augusta Schwartz
Most pleasantly does that shingle ballast plop-rattle into the water when there is a catch of fish aboard.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
The guard lifted up the end of the board, Goussiev slipped down it; shot headlong, turned over in the air, then plop!
"The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories" by Anton Tchekoff
Talk of a stone plopped in a duckpond!
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
His drive was a beauty, and plop came the ball down to the corner of the green, making the 3 seem a certainty.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
It fell as they watched, and the "plop" of the soft body upon the floor sounded loud in the silent room.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
Lands in our ship plop right out of empty space!
"The Affair of the Brains" by Anthony Gilmore
He plopped down on a chair with a puffing sound of relief.
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
There was a faint plop as the protecting white globe upon his head was shattered.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
A small grate in the panel before him popped open, and a small spool plopped out onto a spindle.
"Bear Trap" by Alan Edward Nourse
The gas flared up with a plop.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
I saw it drift among the trees when we left, and those things up there came plopping down like ripe apples.
"Brood of the Dark Moon" by Charles Willard Diffin
The English lad was plopped down on the seat of his pants in a good eight inches of mud.
"Dave Dawson at Dunkirk" by Robert Sydney Bowen
We heard a plop; Lady stopped and looked round.
"The Wouldbegoods" by E. Nesbit
Then they plopped down on the edge of the bed, and the young man opened his briefcase.
"The Telenizer" by Don Thompson
Neither the mud nor the white mortar in these craters overflow, but bubble, sputter, and plop year after year.
"A Summer's Outing" by Carter H. Harrison
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In news:

The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky.
That last delicious bite rolled off my fork and plopped and splattered on my pristine white polo shirt.
And seeing as how millions of turkeys are about to get plopped on dinner tables across the country, the least we can do is give them their own wonky chart.
Dolls and baseballs plop to the sidewalk.
That penalty flag whizzed the length of the table, missing Bob's left ear and plopping down next to his mashed potatoes.
The site of Super Bowl XLII, the gigantic steel-faced stadium that looks like a spaceship plopped down in the desert, is only a 35-minute drive west around the beltway known as the 101.
Ikea furniture offers a place to plop.
Before plopping down for a meal of heaps of pulled pork, homemade andouille sausage and sprouts-n-shrooms, he shakes hands with owner Sam Suchoff.
I plopped onto a sofa at Dusckas Funeral Home and realized there was an uncanny logic to my Friday afternoon itinerary.
Before plopping down in the salon chair, consider these tips for getting the hairstyle you want from Ansley Meredith, a hair stylist and makeup artist in New York City.
INDIANAPOLIS Bill Clinton wasn't president yet when he plopped down next to me in the back seat of the Secret Service limousine, but he was on his way.
The action scenario filmmaker Johnson dusts off and plops down to power his rendition of the Brave New World is a timeworn cliché.
The olives plop to the ground while the leaves remain intact.
) eight year old, we caved and plopped a gift in his hands.
"It's a bird, it's a plane, (plop), no, it's a bird".
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In science:

A∗ ∈ L(Y ∗, X ∗ ) denotes the adjoint operator and hemreg A, reg A, plop A and lop A are common for all the points x ∈ X (see, for more details, [2, Proposition 5.2]).
Filling the Gap between Metric Regularity and Fixed Points: The Linear Openness of Compositions
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