belly-flop


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belly flop

n. Informal
A dive in which the front of the body hits flat against a surface, especially of water.

bel′ly-flop′ v.

belly-flop


Past participle: belly-flopped
Gerund: belly-flopping

Imperative
belly-flop
belly-flop
Present
I belly-flop
you belly-flop
he/she/it belly-flops
we belly-flop
you belly-flop
they belly-flop
Preterite
I belly-flopped
you belly-flopped
he/she/it belly-flopped
we belly-flopped
you belly-flopped
they belly-flopped
Present Continuous
I am belly-flopping
you are belly-flopping
he/she/it is belly-flopping
we are belly-flopping
you are belly-flopping
they are belly-flopping
Present Perfect
I have belly-flopped
you have belly-flopped
he/she/it has belly-flopped
we have belly-flopped
you have belly-flopped
they have belly-flopped
Past Continuous
I was belly-flopping
you were belly-flopping
he/she/it was belly-flopping
we were belly-flopping
you were belly-flopping
they were belly-flopping
Past Perfect
I had belly-flopped
you had belly-flopped
he/she/it had belly-flopped
we had belly-flopped
you had belly-flopped
they had belly-flopped
Future
I will belly-flop
you will belly-flop
he/she/it will belly-flop
we will belly-flop
you will belly-flop
they will belly-flop
Future Perfect
I will have belly-flopped
you will have belly-flopped
he/she/it will have belly-flopped
we will have belly-flopped
you will have belly-flopped
they will have belly-flopped
Future Continuous
I will be belly-flopping
you will be belly-flopping
he/she/it will be belly-flopping
we will be belly-flopping
you will be belly-flopping
they will be belly-flopping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been belly-flopping
you have been belly-flopping
he/she/it has been belly-flopping
we have been belly-flopping
you have been belly-flopping
they have been belly-flopping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been belly-flopping
you will have been belly-flopping
he/she/it will have been belly-flopping
we will have been belly-flopping
you will have been belly-flopping
they will have been belly-flopping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been belly-flopping
you had been belly-flopping
he/she/it had been belly-flopping
we had been belly-flopping
you had been belly-flopping
they had been belly-flopping
Conditional
I would belly-flop
you would belly-flop
he/she/it would belly-flop
we would belly-flop
you would belly-flop
they would belly-flop
Past Conditional
I would have belly-flopped
you would have belly-flopped
he/she/it would have belly-flopped
we would have belly-flopped
you would have belly-flopped
they would have belly-flopped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.belly-flop - dive so that one hits the water with one's bellybelly-flop - dive so that one hits the water with one's belly
aquatics, water sport - sports that involve bodies of water
dive - plunge into water; "I was afraid to dive from the board into the pool"
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