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flop

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

something that has failed
  • the movie is such a flop that theaters showing it are the loneliest places in town

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flop

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of flop (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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2 to be unsuccessful
  • the attempt to run the ball into the end zone flopped, and our team lost by five points

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3 to move or cause to move with a striking motion
  • a fish flopping around on the dock

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The first known use of flop was in 1602

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“Flop.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flop. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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