Definitions for: Flop


[n] the act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop"
[n] a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop"
[n] (informal) someone who is unsuccessful
[n] an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers; "this computer can perform a million flops per second"
[adv] (informal) exactly; "he fell flop on his face"
[adv] with a flopping sound; "he tumbled flop into the mud"
[v] fall suddenly and abruptly
[v] fall loosely; "He flopped into a chair"
[v] fail utterly; collapse; "The project foundered"



Webster (1913) Definition: Flop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flopped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Flopping.] [A variant of flap.]
1. To clap or strike, as a bird its wings, a fish its tail,
etc.; to flap.

2. To turn suddenly, as something broad and flat. [Colloq.]
--Fielding.


Flop, v. i.
1. 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.

2. To fall, sink, or throw one's self, heavily, clumsily, and
unexpectedly on the ground. [Colloq.] --Dickens.


Flop, n.
Act of flopping. [Colloq.] --W. H. Russell.

Synonyms: bust, collapse, dud, fall flat, fall through, floating-point operation, founder, right, washout

See Also: bomb, break, cave in, collapse, come down, computer operation, descend, descent, dud, fail, failure, failure, fall, fall in, founder, give, give way, go down, go wrong, loser, machine operation, miscarry, nonstarter, turkey, unsuccessful person

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