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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, go to the wall [informal], come to nothing
Noun: flop  flóp
  1. [informal] Someone who is unsuccessful
    - dud, washout, clunker [N. Amer, informal]
  2. [informal] A complete failure
    "the play was a dismal flop";
    - bust [informal], fizzle, clinker [N. Amer, informal], epic fail [informal]
  3. The act of throwing yourself down; collapse; sink
    "he landed on the bed with a great flop";
    - collapse
  4. [informal] An event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual
    "the first experiment was a real flop";
    - turkey [informal], bomb, dud, clunker [N. Amer, informal]
  5. An arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers
    "this computer can perform a million flops per second";
    - floating-point operation
Adverb: flop  flóp
  1. With a flopping sound
    "he tumbled flop into the mud"
  2. Completely
    "he fell flop on his face";
    - right

Derived forms: flopping, flops, 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 [informal], nonstarter, sink, unsuccessful person

Encyclopedia: Flop