floating-point operation, flop(noun)
an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers
"this computer can perform a million flops per second"
flop, dud, washout(noun)
someone who is unsuccessful
flop, bust, fizzle(noun)
a complete failure
"the play was a dismal flop"
the act of throwing yourself down
"he landed on the bed with a great flop"
"He flopped into a chair"
fall suddenly and abruptly
fall through, fall flat, founder, flop(adverb)
fail utterly; collapse
"The project foundered"
with a flopping sound
"he tumbled flop into the mud"
"he fell flop on his face"
to clap or strike, as a bird its wings, a fish its tail, etc.; to flap
to turn suddenly, as something broad and flat
to strike about with something broad abd flat, as a fish with its tail, or a bird with its wings; to rise and fall; as, the brim of a hat flops
to fall, sink, or throw one's self, heavily, clumsily, and unexpectedly on the ground
act of flopping
Origin: [A variant of flap.]
Flop was an early-1990s pop punk band from Seattle, Washington. The band formed in 1990, released recordings on the Frontier and Sony 550 record labels, and made a brief appearance in Doug Pray's motion picture documentary Hype!.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
flop, v.t. to cause to hang down.—v.i. to plump down suddenly: to break down.—n. a fall plump on the ground.—adv. Flop′pily.—n. Flop′piness.—adj. Flop′py. [A form of flap.]
The numerical value of FLOP in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of FLOP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence.
Abe's speech sparked speculation that he won't be sitting idly to let the economy flop. Investors thought there will be a rebooting of Abenomics.
I think he can get past it assuming he can write it off as poor articulation of the views, if it is actually viewed as a flip-flop, then it becomes an issue.
She will soon have to decide whether she will continue standing with the sitting Democratic president on trade, or whether she will flip flop and join the union activists who are vehemently opposed to this bipartisan deal.
What was a lock (for Oscar success) before, feels less so now, if there is a relentless flop conversation about the movie in coming weeks, it will hurt more and more in terms of awards season because people don't really give awards to flops.
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Translations for FLOP
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- провал, просвам сеBulgarian
- zhroutit, propadnoutCzech
- versagen, plumpsen, Misserfolg, Flop, hinplumpsenGerman
- fracasar, desplomarseSpanish
- flopata, lysähtää, romahtaa, läjä, läsähtää, floppi, lyyhistyäFinnish
- faire un four, fiasco, four, faire un flop, être un fiasco, faire un bide, s'effondrer, flop, bideFrench
- sacco di letame, fallire, fallimento, fare fiasco, crollare, sacco di merda, insuccesso, mancare il traguardo, fare un buco nell'acqua, fiascoItalian
- drol, afgaan, sof, fiasco, neerzijgen, inzakken, neerploffen, afgang, instorten, floppen, sisser, mislukking, neervallenDutch
- niewypał, klapaPolish
- провалиться, плюхаться, неудача, провал, потерпеть неудачу, плюхнуться, фиаскоRussian
- flopp, fiaskoSwedish
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