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Verb: flop (flopped,flopping)  flóp
  1. Fall loosely
    "He flopped into a chair"
     
  2. Fall suddenly and abruptly
     
  3. Fail utterly; collapse
    "The project flopped";
    - fall through, fall flat, founder
Noun: flop  flóp
  1. An arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers
    "this computer can perform a million flops per second";
    - floating-point operation
     
  2. Someone who is unsuccessful
    - dud, washout, clunker [N. Amer]
     
  3. A complete failure
    "the play was a dismal flop";
    - bust, fizzle
     
  4. The act of throwing yourself down
    "he landed on the bed with a great flop";
    - collapse
     
  5. An event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual
    "the first experiment was a real flop";
    - turkey, bomb, dud, clunker [N. Amer]
Adverb: flop  flóp
  1. With a flopping sound
    "he tumbled flop into the mud"
     
  2. Exactly
    "he fell flop on his face";
    - right

Derived forms: flops, flopping, flopped

See also: fall

Type of: break, cave in, collapse, come down, computer operation, descend, descent, fail, failure, fall, fall in, founder, give, give way, go down, go wrong, loser, machine operation, miscarry, no-hoper, nonstarter, unsuccessful person

Encyclopedia: Flop