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flutter




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flutter
     1. v. (intransitive) To flap or wave quickly but irregularly.
           flags fluttering in the wind
     2. v. (intransitive) Of a winged animal: to flap the wings without flying; to fly with a light flapping of the wings.
     3. v. To cause something to flap.
           A bird flutters its wings.
     4. v. To drive into disorder; to throw into confusion.
     5. n. The act of fluttering; quick and irregular motion.
           the flutter of a fan
     6. n. A state of agitation.
     7. n. An abnormal rapid pulsation of the heart.
     8. n. A small bet or risky investment.
     9. n. The rapid variation of signal parameters, such as amplitude, phase, and frequency.

Example Sentences

Historically, premium bonds have always been regarded as a bit of a flutter
I have spotted them twice recently and they were enough to cause my pacemaker to give a little flutter

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