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flop

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of flop

  1. something that has failed <the movie is such a flop that theaters showing it are the loneliest places in town> Synonyms bomb, bummer, bust, catastrophe, clinker, clunker, debacle (also débâcle), disaster, dud, fiasco, fizzle, failure, frost, lemon, loser, miss, shipwreck, turkey, washoutRelated Words also-ran, disappointment, dog, has-been, near miss; botch, hash, mess, muddle, shambles; nonevent; nonstarterNear Antonyms corker, crackerjack (also crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, phenomenonAntonyms blockbuster, hit, smash, success, winner




flop

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of flop

  1. 1 to throw or set down clumsily or casually <they lazily flopped themselves onto the couch to watch the game> <flopped the bag of groceries onto the counter> Synonyms flump, plank, plop, plump, plunk (or plonk) Related Words fling, heave, sling, toss; ensconce, install, plant, settle

  2. 2 to be unsuccessful <the attempt to run the ball into the end zone flopped, and our team lost by five points> Synonyms bomb, collapse, crater, flame out, fail, flunk, fold, founder, miss, strike out, tank, wash outRelated Words flounder, struggle; decline, sink, skid, slip, slump, wane; crash, crumble, miscarry, misfire; go under; implode, self-destructNear Antonyms cook, flourish, prosper, thrive; prevail, triumph, winAntonyms click, come off, deliver, go, go over, pan out, succeed, work out

  3. 3 to move or cause to move with a striking motion <a fish flopping around on the dock> Synonyms beat, flail, flap, flutter, whipRelated Words bang, batter, buffet, knock, pound, smack, spank, thump; flick, flicker, flit; fan, oscillate, sway, swing; undulate, wave; palpitate, pulse, throb




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