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flop

flop

 
 
pronunciation:
flap
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: flopped, flopping, flops
definition 1: to fall down or over in a limp or heavy manner.
His hair flops over his face.She flopped on the bed and began to cry.
similar words:
plump
definition 2: to wave or flap loosely or erratically.
The fish flopped in the net.
definition 3: (informal) to fail completely.
They put a lot of work into the play's production, but it flopped anyway.She flopped as an actress.
antonyms:
succeed
similar words:
fold, miss
definition 4: (informal) to sleep.
Can I flop on your couch just for tonight?
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to drop, fall, or flap limply or heavily.
He flopped his laundry on the bed.
similar words:
plump
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or sound of flopping.
The fish slipped onto the floor with a flop.
similar words:
plump
definition 2: (informal) a complete failure.
The movie was a flop with the critics, but audiences loved it.They'd had success with their first business venture, but their second was a flop.
antonyms:
bestseller, hit, smash, success
similar words:
bust, failure, miss
definition 3: (informal) a place to sleep.
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derivation: flopper (n.)
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