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Definition 1: the act of throwing yourself down - [noun denoting act]

Samples where flop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he landed on the bed with a great flop

Synonyms for flop in the sense of this definition

(flop is a kind of ...) the act of changing your location in a downward direction

Definition 2: a complete failure - [noun denoting event]

Samples where flop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the play was a dismal flop

Synonyms for flop in the sense of this definition

(flop is a kind of ...) an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose

"the surprise party was a complete failure"

(... is a kind of flop ) an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual

"the first experiment was a real turkey" "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned"

Definition 3: someone who is unsuccessful - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for flop in the sense of this definition

(flop is a kind of ...) a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently

(flop is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 4: an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers - [noun denoting process]

Samples where flop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this computer can perform a million flops per second

Synonyms for flop in the sense of this definition

(flop is a kind of ...) an elementary operation that a computer is designed and built to perform

Definition 5: fall suddenly and abruptly - [verb of motion]

(flop is a kind of ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

Definition 6: fall loosely - [verb of motion]

Samples where flop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He flopped into a chair

(flop is a kind of ...) break down, literally or metaphorically

"The wall collapsed" "The business collapsed" "The dam broke" "The roof collapsed" "The wall gave in" "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"

Samples where flop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The project foundered

Synonyms for flop in the sense of this definition

(flop is a kind of ...) be unsuccessful

"Where do today's public schools fail?" "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"

Definition 8: with a flopping sound - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where flop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he tumbled flop into the mud

Definition 9: exactly - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where flop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he fell flop on his face

Synonyms for flop in the sense of this definition

(flop is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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