Definition of Flop in English :

Define Flop in English

Flop meaning in English

Meaning of Flop in English

Pronunciation of Flop in English

Flop pronunciation in English

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1. floating-point operation, flop

an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers

Example Sentences:
'this computer can perform a million flops per second'

2. dud, flop, washout

someone who is unsuccessful

3. bust, fizzle, flop

a complete failure

Example Sentences:
'the play was a dismal flop'

4. collapse, flop

the act of throwing yourself down

Example Sentences:
'he landed on the bed with a great flop'


5. flop

fall loosely

Example Sentences:
'He flopped into a chair'

6. flop

fall suddenly and abruptly

7. fall flat, fall through, flop, founder

fail utterly; collapse

Example Sentences:
'The project foundered'


8. flop

with a flopping sound

Example Sentences:
'he tumbled flop into the mud'

9. flop, right


Example Sentences:
'he fell flop on his face'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verbWord forms: flops, flopping or flopped
1. (intransitive)
to bend, fall, or collapse loosely or carelessly
his head flopped backwards
2. (when intr, often foll by into, onto, etc)
to fall, cause to fall, or move with a sudden noise
the books flopped onto the floor
3. (intransitive) informal
to fail; be unsuccessful
the scheme flopped
4. (intransitive)
to fall flat onto the surface of water, hitting it with the front of the body
5. (intransitive; often foll by out) slang
to go to sleep
the act of flopping
7. informal
a complete failure
8. US and Canadian slang
a place to sleep
9. athletics Fosbury flop
10.  the flop

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verb transitiveWord forms: flopped or ˈflopping
to flap, strike, throw, or cause to drop noisily and clumsily
2.  Photoengraving
to turn (a film negative) face down before exposure to a metal plate, in order to create a desired mirror image
verb intransitive
to move or flap around loosely or clumsily, usually with a thud or thuds
to fall or drop in this way
to flop into a chair
5.  US
to make a sudden change
6.  Informal
to be a failure
7.  US, Slang
to go to sleep
the act or sound of flopping
9.  US, Informal
a failure
10.  US, Slang
a place to sleep
11.  Slang
dung or a piece of dung
cow flop
with a flop

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of flop
v. flopped, flop·ping, flops
1. To fall or lie down heavily and noisily: flop onto the sofa.
2. To move about loosely or limply: The dog's ears flopped when it ran.
3. Informal To fail utterly: The play flopped.
4. Slang
a. To rest idly; lounge.
b. To go to bed.
5. Sports To exaggerate or simulate a fall after contact or near-contact with an opposing player in order to induce a referee to call a penalty; to dive.
1. To drop or lay (something) down heavily and noisily: flopped the steak onto a platter.
2. In certain poker games, to have attained (a hand) as a result of the first three community cards that are dealt face up at the same time: flopped a flush.
1. The act of flopping.
2. The sound made when flopping.
3. Informal An utter failure.
4. In certain poker games, the first three community cards that are dealt face up at the same time.
5. Sports An exaggerated or simulated fall after contact or near-contact with an opposing player in an attempt to induce the referee to call a penalty; a dive.
Variant of flops.

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