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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.

flip-flop

n
1. (Gymnastics) a backward handspring
2. (Electronics) Also called: bistable an electronic device or circuit that can assume either of two stable states by the application of a suitable pulse
3. informal chiefly US a complete change of opinion, policy, etc
4. a repeated flapping or banging noise
5. (Clothing & Fashion) Also called (US, Canadian, Austral, and NZ): thong a rubber-soled sandal attached to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the next toe
vb (intr) , -flops, -flopping or -flopped
6. informal chiefly US to make a complete change of opinion, policy, etc
7. to move with repeated flaps
adv
with repeated flappings: to go flip-flop.
[C16: reduplication of flip]

flip′-flop`



n., v. -flopped, -flop•ping. n.
1. a sudden or unexpected reversal, as of opinion or policy.
2. a backward somersault.
3. Also called flip′-flop` cir`cuit. an electronic circuit having two stable conditions, each one corresponding to one of two alternative input signals.
4. the sound or motion of something flapping.
5. a flat backless shoe or slipper, esp. one of rubber with a thong between the first two toes.
v.i.
6. to perform a flip-flop.
Also, flip′-flap` (for defs. 2, 5, 9, 12), flip′flop` (for def. 6, 7).
[1655–65]

flip-flop


Past participle: flip-flopped
Gerund: flip-flopping

Imperative
flip-flop
flip-flop
Present
I flip-flop
you flip-flop
he/she/it flip-flops
we flip-flop
you flip-flop
they flip-flop
Preterite
I flip-flopped
you flip-flopped
he/she/it flip-flopped
we flip-flopped
you flip-flopped
they flip-flopped
Present Continuous
I am flip-flopping
you are flip-flopping
he/she/it is flip-flopping
we are flip-flopping
you are flip-flopping
they are flip-flopping
Present Perfect
I have flip-flopped
you have flip-flopped
he/she/it has flip-flopped
we have flip-flopped
you have flip-flopped
they have flip-flopped
Past Continuous
I was flip-flopping
you were flip-flopping
he/she/it was flip-flopping
we were flip-flopping
you were flip-flopping
they were flip-flopping
Past Perfect
I had flip-flopped
you had flip-flopped
he/she/it had flip-flopped
we had flip-flopped
you had flip-flopped
they had flip-flopped
Future
I will flip-flop
you will flip-flop
he/she/it will flip-flop
we will flip-flop
you will flip-flop
they will flip-flop
Future Perfect
I will have flip-flopped
you will have flip-flopped
he/she/it will have flip-flopped
we will have flip-flopped
you will have flip-flopped
they will have flip-flopped
Future Continuous
I will be flip-flopping
you will be flip-flopping
he/she/it will be flip-flopping
we will be flip-flopping
you will be flip-flopping
they will be flip-flopping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flip-flopping
you have been flip-flopping
he/she/it has been flip-flopping
we have been flip-flopping
you have been flip-flopping
they have been flip-flopping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flip-flopping
you will have been flip-flopping
he/she/it will have been flip-flopping
we will have been flip-flopping
you will have been flip-flopping
they will have been flip-flopping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flip-flopping
you had been flip-flopping
he/she/it had been flip-flopping
we had been flip-flopping
you had been flip-flopping
they had been flip-flopping
Conditional
I would flip-flop
you would flip-flop
he/she/it would flip-flop
we would flip-flop
you would flip-flop
they would flip-flop
Past Conditional
I would have flip-flopped
you would have flip-flopped
he/she/it would have flip-flopped
we would have flip-flopped
you would have flip-flopped
they would have flip-flopped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flip-flop - a decision to reverse an earlier decision
deciding, decision making - the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making"
afterthought, rethink, second thought, reconsideration - thinking again about a choice previously made; "he had second thoughts about his purchase"
2.flip-flop - a backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toeflip-flop - a backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toe
sandal - a shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the foot
3.flip-flop - an electronic circuit that can assume either of two stable states
circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
4.flip-flop - a backward somersaultflip-flop - a backward somersault    
flip, somersault, somersaulting, summersault, summerset, somerset - an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
Verb1.flip-flop - reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)flip-flop - reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
change by reversal, reverse, turn - change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"
Translations

flip-flop

[ˈflɪpflɒp]
A. N
1. flip-flops (= sandals) → chancletas fpl
2. (Comput) → circuito m basculante or biestable, flip-flop m
3. (fig) (US) → cambio m radical, golpe m de timón
B. VI (fig) (US) → cambiar radicalmente, dar un golpe de timón

flip-flop

n
(Sport) → Flickflack m
(Elec) → Flipflop m
(Brit: = sandal) → Gummilatsche f (inf)
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