verb (used without object), plopped, plopping.
to make a sound like that of something falling or dropping into water:
A frog plopped into the pond.
to fall with such a sound:
Big raindrops plopped against the window.
to drop or fall with full force or direct impact:
He plopped into a chair.
verb (used with object), plopped, plopping.
to drop or set down heavily:
She plopped her books on the desk.
to cause to plop:
The fisherman plopped the bait into the river.
a plopping sound or fall.
the act of plopping.
with a plop:
The stone fell plop into the water.
the characteristic sound made by an object dropping into water without a splash
verb plops, plopping, plopped
to fall or cause to fall with the sound of a plop: the stone plopped into the water
an exclamation imitative of this sound: to go plop
1821, imitative of the sound of a smooth object dropping into water. Related: Plopped; plopping. Thackary (mid-19c.) used plap (v.). As a noun from 1833.
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