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flop 1

 (flŏp)
v. flopped, flop·ping, flops
v.intr.
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.
v.tr.
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.
n.
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.

[Alteration of flap.]

flop′per n.

flop 2

 (flŏp)
n. Computers
Variant of flops.

flop

(flɒp)
vb, flops, flopping or flopped
1. (intr) 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. (intr) informal to fail; be unsuccessful: the scheme flopped.
4. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) (intr) to fall flat onto the surface of water, hitting it with the front of the body
5. slang (often foll by: out) to go to sleep
n
6. the act of flopping
7. informal a complete failure
8. slang US and Canadian a place to sleep
9. (Athletics (Track & Field)) athletics See Fosbury flop
10. (Card Games) the flop poker the first three community cards dealt face-up in a round of any of several varieties of poker, including Texas hold 'em
[C17: variant of flap]

flop

(flɒp)

v. flopped, flop•ping,
n. v.i.
1. to move around in a heavy, clumsy manner.
2. to drop, fall, or turn in a heavy or negligent manner: He flopped down on the couch.
3. to change suddenly, as from one side or party to another.
4. to fail: The play flopped dismally.
5. to flap, as in the wind.
6. Informal. to sleep or be lodged.
v.t.
7. to drop with a sudden bump or thud.
8. to move or swing loosely or clumsily; flap: The buzzard flopped its wings.
9. to dispose (oneself) in a heavily negligent manner: to flop oneself in a chair.
10. to invert (the negative of a photograph) so that the right and left sides are transposed.
n.
11. an act of flopping.
12. the sound of flopping; a thud.
13. a complete failure.
14. Informal. a place to sleep; temporary lodging.
[1595–1605; variant of flap]
flop′per, n.

flop


Past participle: flopped
Gerund: flopping

Imperative
flop
flop
Present
I flop
you flop
he/she/it flops
we flop
you flop
they flop
Preterite
I flopped
you flopped
he/she/it flopped
we flopped
you flopped
they flopped
Present Continuous
I am flopping
you are flopping
he/she/it is flopping
we are flopping
you are flopping
they are flopping
Present Perfect
I have flopped
you have flopped
he/she/it has flopped
we have flopped
you have flopped
they have flopped
Past Continuous
I was flopping
you were flopping
he/she/it was flopping
we were flopping
you were flopping
they were flopping
Past Perfect
I had flopped
you had flopped
he/she/it had flopped
we had flopped
you had flopped
they had flopped
Future
I will flop
you will flop
he/she/it will flop
we will flop
you will flop
they will flop
Future Perfect
I will have flopped
you will have flopped
he/she/it will have flopped
we will have flopped
you will have flopped
they will have flopped
Future Continuous
I will be flopping
you will be flopping
he/she/it will be flopping
we will be flopping
you will be flopping
they will be flopping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flopping
you have been flopping
he/she/it has been flopping
we have been flopping
you have been flopping
they have been flopping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flopping
you will have been flopping
he/she/it will have been flopping
we will have been flopping
you will have been flopping
they will have been flopping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flopping
you had been flopping
he/she/it had been flopping
we had been flopping
you had been flopping
they had been flopping
Conditional
I would flop
you would flop
he/she/it would flop
we would flop
you would flop
they would flop
Past Conditional
I would have flopped
you would have flopped
he/she/it would have flopped
we would have flopped
you would have flopped
they would have flopped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flop - an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers; "this computer can perform a million flops per second"
computer operation, machine operation - an elementary operation that a computer is designed and built to perform
2.flop - someone who is unsuccessfulflop - someone who is unsuccessful    
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
nonstarter, unsuccessful person, loser, failure - a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently
3.flop - a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop"
failure - an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"
bomb, dud, turkey - an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey"; "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned"
4.flop - the act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop"
descent - the act of changing your location in a downward direction
Verb1.flop - fall loosely; "He flopped into a chair"
cave in, collapse, fall in, give way, founder, give, break - break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
2.flop - fall suddenly and abruptly
come down, descend, go down, fall - move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
3.flop - fail utterly; collapse; "The project foundered"
go wrong, miscarry, fail - be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
Adv.1.flop - with a flopping sound; "he tumbled flop into the mud"
2.flop - exactly; "he fell flop on his face"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

flop

verb
1. slump, fall, drop, collapse, sink, tumble, topple She flopped, exhausted, on to a sofa.
2. hang down, hang, dangle, sag, droop, hang limply His hair flopped over his left eye.
3. (Informal) fail, close, bomb (U.S. & Canad. slang), fold (informal), founder, fall short, fall flat, come to nothing, come unstuck, misfire, go belly-up (slang), go down like a lead balloon (informal) The film flopped badly at the box office.
fail work, make it (informal), succeed, triumph, flourish, prosper, have legs (informal), make a hit
noun
1. (Informal) failure, disaster, loser, fiasco, debacle, washout (informal), cockup (Brit. slang), nonstarter The public decide whether a film is a hit or a flop.
failure hit, success, triumph

flop

verb
1. To drop or sink heavily and noisily:
2. To hang limply, loosely, and carelessly:
3. To move (one's arms or wings, for example) up and down:
4. Informal. To be unsuccessful:
Informal: fall down.
Slang: bomb.
Idioms: fail of success, fall short.
5. Slang. To go to bed:
bed (down), retire.
Informal: turn in.
Slang: crash.
noun
Informal. One that fails completely:
Informal: dud, lemon.
Slang: bomb.
Translations
فَشَلفَشَل، إخْفاقهُبوط، سُقوطيَتَدَلّىيَرْتَمي، يَتَساقَط
propadákpropadnoutvlátzhroutitfiasko
flopfloppeklaskklaskelade sig falde
epäonnistuminen
fijasko
leroskadpottyanás
hlamma sérmisheppnastsem hefur misheppnastskellurslengjast
失敗
완전 실패
kadaruotinukaręsnulėpęsplestelėtišlioptelėjimas
ciest neveiksmiizgāšanāsizgāztiesneveiksmenokarāties
misslyckande
ความล้มเหลว
fiyaskosallanmasarkmatutmamaktutulmamak
hỏng bét

flop

[flɒp]
A. N (= failure) → fracaso m
the film was a flopla película fue un fracaso
B. VI
1. (= fall) [person] → dejarse caer (into, on en)
2. (= fail) [play, book] → fracasar

flop

[ˈflɒp]
n (= failure) → fiasco m
The film was a flop → Le film a été un fiasco.
vi
(= fail) → faire un four
(= fall) → tomber
to flop into a chair [tired person] → s'affaler dans un fauteuil

flop

vi
(person: = collapse) → sich fallen lassen; (heavily) → sich hinplumpsen lassen (inf); she flopped into an armchair/onto the bedsie ließ sich in einen Sessel/aufs Bett plumpsen (inf); let’s flop now (inf)komm, wir hauen uns in die Falle (inf)
(thing: = fall) → fallen; (heavily) → plumpsen
(inf: = fail) (scheme, plan)fehlschlagen, ein Reinfall ntsein (inf); (play, book)durchfallen; the show flopped completelydie Show war ein totaler Reinfall; he flopped as Hamletals Hamlet war er ein Reinfall
n
(inf: = failure) → Reinfall m, → Flop m (inf); a disastrous flopein totaler Reinfall
(= movement)Plumps m ? bellyflop

flop

[flɒp]
1. n (fam) (failure) → fiasco
2. vi
a. (person) to flop (into/on)lasciarsi cadere (in/su)
b. (fam) (play) → far fiasco; (scheme) → fallire

flop

(flop) verbpast tense, past participle flopped
1. to fall or sit down suddenly and heavily. She flopped into an armchair.
2. to hang or swing about loosely. Her hair flopped over her face.
3. (of a theatrical production) to fail; to be unsuccessful. the play flopped.
noun
1. (a) flopping movement.
2. a failure. The show was a complete flop.
ˈfloppy adjective
tending to flop; flopping. a floppy hat.
ˌfloppy ˈdisk noun
a small computer disk for storing information.

flop

فَشَل propadák flop Reinfall φιάσκο fracaso epäonnistuminen fiasco fijasko fiasco 失敗 완전 실패 flop fiasko klapa fracasso провал misslyckande ความล้มเหลว fiyasko hỏng bét 失败
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When he was gone my driver began to flop the reins about and whip the harness, by which I understood that I was to go on, which of course I did, glad that the stone was gone, but still in a good deal of pain.
Well, at last he could hardly flop his wings, he was so tuckered out.
If you must go flopping yourself down, flop in favour of your husband and child, and not in opposition to 'em.
Without saying a word she took hold of the winch (it was turned by handpower then), and round she swung him, and Jack began to flop about inside.
Butteridge's ripped, demolished, and ransacked waistcoat, and hurled it from the balloon whence it fluttered down slowly and eddyingly until at last it came to rest with a contented flop upon the face of German tourist sleeping peacefully beside the Hohenweg near Wildbad.
He stooped, and dipped his beak in the pond; he thought it was his beak, but, of course, it was only his nose, and, therefore, very little water came up, and that not so refreshing as usual, so next he tried a puddle, and he fell flop into it.
Having thrown the end of his line in the water of a nearby brook he soon felt a sharp tug that told him a fish had bitten and was caught on the bent pin; so the little man drew in the string and, sure enough, the fish came with it and was landed safely on the shore, where it began to flop around in great excitement.
If I should flop my wings I believe I'd knock over the whole village
I had gotten well over the area of the wreck when not a half-dozen yards ahead of me a lifeboat shot bow foremost out of the ocean almost its entire length to flop down upon its keel with a mighty splash.
The most notable flop on record was that of Saul of Tarsus,
There was clearly nothing to do but flop down on the shabby little couch and howl.
Now kick in, damn you, Bill Roberts, an' finish'm' the referee says to me, an' I tell'm to go to hell as Bill an' me flop into the next clinch, not hittin', an' Bill touches his thumb again, an' I see the pain shoot across his face.