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flop

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verb \ˈfläp\

Simple Definition of flop

  • : to fall, lie, or sit down in a sudden, awkward, or relaxed way

  • : to fail completely

  • : to swing or move in a loose, awkward, or uncontrolled way

Full Definition of flop

floppedflop·ping

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to swing or move loosely :  flap

  3. 2 :  to throw or move oneself in a heavy, clumsy, or relaxed manner <flopped into the chair>

  4. 3 :  to change or turn suddenly

  5. 4 :  to go to bed <a place to flop at night>

  6. 5 :  to fail completely <the play flopped>

  7. transitive verb
  8. :  to move or drop heavily or noisily :  cause to flop <flopped the bundles down>

flop·per noun

Examples of flop

  1. He flopped down onto the bed.

  2. She flopped into the chair with a sigh.

  3. All of their attempts have flopped miserably.

  4. The curtains were flopping around in the breeze.



Origin of flop

alteration of 2flap


First Known Use: 1602

Rhymes with flop


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flop

adverb

Definition of flop

  1. :  right, squarely <fell flop on my face>



1728

First Known Use of flop

1728


3

flop

noun

Simple Definition of flop

  • : a complete failure

  • : the sound made when someone or something suddenly falls, lies, or sits down

Full Definition of flop

  1. 1 :  an act or sound of flopping

  2. 2 :  a complete failure <the movie was a flop>

  3. 3 slang :  a place to sleep; especially :  flophouse

  4. 4 :  dung <cow flop>; also :  a piece of dung

Examples of flop

  1. The movie was a total flop.

  2. It fell to the ground with a flop.



1823

First Known Use of flop

1823


FLOP Defined for Kids

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flop

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verb \ˈfläp\

Definition of flop

floppedflop·ping

  1. 1 :  to flap about <A fish flopped all over the deck.>

  2. 2 :  to drop or fall limply <He flopped into the chair.>

  3. 3 :  1fail 1 <The movie flopped.>




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flop

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noun

Definition of flop

  1. 1 :  the act or sound of flapping about or falling limply <My backpack hit the ground with a flop.>

  2. 2 :  failure 1 <The show was a flop.>





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