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Meaning & Definition of Flop in English

English

Flop

/flɑp/

noun

1. An arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers

  • "This computer can perform a million flops per second"
    synonym:
  • floating-point operation
  • ,
  • flop

2. Someone who is unsuccessful

    synonym:
  • flop
  • ,
  • dud
  • ,
  • washout

3. A complete failure

  • "The play was a dismal flop"
    synonym:
  • flop
  • ,
  • bust
  • ,
  • fizzle

4. The act of throwing yourself down

  • "He landed on the bed with a great flop"
    synonym:
  • flop
  • ,
  • collapse

verb

1. Fall loosely

  • "He flopped into a chair"
    synonym:
  • flop

2. Fall suddenly and abruptly

    synonym:
  • flop

3. Fail utterly

  • Collapse
  • "The project foundered"
    synonym:
  • fall through
  • ,
  • fall flat
  • ,
  • founder
  • ,
  • flop

adverb

1. With a flopping sound

  • "He tumbled flop into the mud"
    synonym:
  • flop

2. Exactly

  • "He fell flop on his face"
    synonym:
  • right
  • ,
  • flop

Examples of using

The party was a flop.
The party was a flop.