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flop

noun

1 flop

An arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers:
— This computer can perform a million flops per second.

synonym: floating-point operation.



2 flop

Someone who is unsuccessful.

synonyms: dud, washout.

3 flop

A complete failure:
— The play was a dismal flop.

synonyms: bust, fizzle.

Dutch: afgang, blamage, drol, oneer, schande, sisser

4 flop

The act of throwing yourself down:
— He landed on the bed with a great flop.

synonym: collapse.

verb

1 flop

Fall loosely.

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

2 flop

Fall suddenly and abruptly.

3 flop

Fail utterly; collapse.

synonyms: fall flat, fall through, founder.

Dutch: afgaan, blameren

adverb

1 flop

With a flopping sound.

2 flop

Exactly:
— He fell flop on his face.

synonym: right.


Moby thesaurus: Grand Guignol, Passion play, Tom show, also-ran, alter, ameliorate, antimasque, audience success, bag, ballet, bang, bankrupt, be a gas, be a hit, be changed, be converted into, be renewed, beat, beating, bed ... show more.

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