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flip-flop

(flĭp′flŏp′)
n.
1. The movement or sound of repeated flapping.
2. A reversal, as of a stand or position: a foreign policy flip-flop.
3. A backless, often foam rubber sandal held to the foot at the big toe by means of a thong.
4. A backward somersault or handspring.
5. An electronic circuit or mechanical device capable of assuming either of two stable states, especially a computer circuit used to store a single bit of information.
v. flip-flopped, flip-flop·ping, flip-flops
v.intr.
1. To move back and forth between two conditions or circumstances, sometimes repeatedly: "The weather has flip-flopped between sweltering heat and violent storms" (New York Times).
2. To reverse a stand or position: "With the board having flip-flopped over zoning issues in the last several years, residents are looking to this fall's election for clarity" (Eugene L. Meyer).
3. To execute a backward somersault or handspring.
v.tr.
To move from one position to the reverse or opposite: The coach flip-flopped the linemen.

flip′-flop′per n.
Translations

flip-flops

[ˈflɪpˌflɒps] npl (sandals) → infradito mpl

flip-flops

شِبشِب gumové sandály klip-klappere Flip-Flops σαγιονάρες chanclas varvassandaalit tongs japanke infradito ビーチサンダル 고무 슬리퍼 slippers flipp-flopper klapki chinelas havaianas, chinelo de dedo сандалии badskor รองเท้าแตะ tokyo dép kẹp 夹趾拖鞋
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Today, March 27, Havaianas officially welcomes summer nationwide with National Flip-Flops Day
This suitcase of treats has all you need to create a South American scene indoors - put on the CD, don the flip-flops, lay on the towel, read How To Be A Carioca (a native of Rio), then sip a Caipirinha and let your imagination go.
This suitcase of treats has all you need to create a South American scene indoors - put on this suitcase of treats has all you need to create a South American scene indoors - put on the CD, don the flip-flops, lay on the towel, read How To Be A Carioca (a native of Rio), then sip a Caipirinha and let your imagination go.
The flip-flops will be available for sale online at Feelgoodz.