To throw the limbs and body one way and the other; to spring, turn, or twist with sudden effort or violence; to struggle, as a horse in mire; to flounder; to throw one's self with a jerk or spasm, often as in displeasure.
- A strip of decorative, usually gathered or pleated material attached by one edge, as on a garment or curtain.
- To trim with a strip or strips of gathered or pleated material.
- To move in a lively or bouncy manner: The children flounced around the room in their costumes.
- To move with exaggerated or affected motions: flounced petulantly out of the house.
- To move clumsily; flounder.
- The act or motion of flouncing.