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flop

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
flop

Third-person singular
flops

Past tense
flopped

Past participle
flopped

Present participle
flopping

  1. (intransitive) If you flops down, you sit or lie down by relaxing and falling into the position.
    He flopped down in front of the television, exhausted from work.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If something flops down, it falls on its flat side with all its weight.
  3. (transitive & intransitive) If something flops down, it hangs down loosely.
    The elephant flopped its ears forward.
  4. (intransitive) If an idea, presentation, show, etc. flops, it does not gain much attention.


Usage[change]

In senses 1–3, the verb is followed by a word such as down, forward, around, open etc. showing how it flopped.

Noun[change]

Singular
flop

Plural
flops

  1. (countable) A flop is a heavy fall.
  2. (countable) A flop is a complete failure.