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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

flopflɒp(v.; n.)flopped, flop•ping

  1. (v.i.)to move around in a heavy, clumsy manner.

  2. to drop, fall, or turn in a heavy or negligent manner:

    He flopped down on the couch.

  3. to change suddenly, as from one side or party to another.

  4. to fail:

    The play flopped dismally.

  5. to flap, as in the wind.

  6. Informal. to sleep or be lodged.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  7. (v.t.)to drop with a sudden bump or thud.

  8. to move or swing loosely or clumsily; flap:

    The buzzard flopped its wings.

  9. to dispose (oneself) in a heavily negligent manner:

    to flop oneself in a chair.

  10. to invert (the negative of a photograph) so that the right and left sides are transposed.

    Category: Photography

  11. (n.)an act of flopping.

  12. the sound of flopping; a thud.

  13. a complete failure.

  14. Informal. a place to sleep; temporary lodging.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

Origin of flop:

1595–1605; var. of flap


Princeton's WordNet

  1. floating-point operation, flop(noun)

    an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers

    "this computer can perform a million flops per second"

  2. flop, dud, washout(noun)

    someone who is unsuccessful

  3. flop, bust, fizzle(noun)

    a complete failure

    "the play was a dismal flop"

  4. flop, collapse(verb)

    the act of throwing yourself down

    "he landed on the bed with a great flop"

  5. flop(verb)

    fall loosely

    "He flopped into a chair"

  6. flop(verb)

    fall suddenly and abruptly

  7. fall through, fall flat, founder, flop(adverb)

    fail utterly; collapse

    "The project foundered"

  8. flop(adverb)

    with a flopping sound

    "he tumbled flop into the mud"

  9. right, flop(adverb)


    "he fell flop on his face"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flop(verb)

    to clap or strike, as a bird its wings, a fish its tail, etc.; to flap

  2. Flop(verb)

    to turn suddenly, as something broad and flat

  3. Flop(verb)

    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

  4. Flop(verb)

    to fall, sink, or throw one's self, heavily, clumsily, and unexpectedly on the ground

  5. Flop(noun)

    act of flopping


  1. Flop

    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!.

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(a) flopping movement.

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