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flop 1

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.

[Alteration of flap.]

flop′per n.

flop 2

n. Computers
Variant of flops.


1. slang (in politics) a person who deserts his own side in favour of another
2. informal (in basketball) a player who deliberately allows him or herself to fall when pushed by another player in order to make the opposing team take a penalty for a foul
3. slang a fraudster of various kinds; a flimflammer, esp someone who deliberately falls in order to claim damages for injuries sustained
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