flop flop  /f ˈlɑp/


  1. (n) an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers
  2. (n) someone who is unsuccessful
  3. (n) a complete failure
  4. (n) the act of throwing yourself down
  5. (v) fall loosely
  6. (v) fall suddenly and abruptly
  7. (v) fail utterly; collapse
  8. (adv) with a flopping sound
  9. (adv) exactly

Derived Word(s)


  1. Cultural critics speculated that the car was a flop because the vertical grill looked like a vagina.
  2. Why the Narnia films hit while The Golden Compass flopped.
  3. I draw the line at flip-flops.


  1. Could You Detect a Fake NBA Flop?

    Fake flop? Really? Yes. This was the story posted at Mashable . Apparently, people are getting tired of the fake flopping in NBA games. The above video gives a nice sample of fake flops. After watching some examples, it seems like we could classify flops into different types.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Wired News

  2. Flip-flop fans: facts about your favorite hot weather footwear

    (BPT) - It's easy to understand why we all love flip-flops: They're cute and comfy, keep your feet cool in warm weather, and are great for showing off that fab pedicure you just got. But no matter how
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Greater Houston Weekly

  3. RSL’s Grabavoy fined for L.A. flop

    RSL’s Grabavoy fined for L.A. flop by Aaron Falk The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 12, 2013 12:02AM MDT Real Salt Lake midfielder Ned Grabavoy has been fined for an extra-time flop against the Los Angeles Galaxy. Grabavoy was streaking down the left side of the field Saturday, when Galaxy midfielder Marcelo Sarvas made a challenge and Grabavoy fell to the grass. The referee ultimately showed ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune


  1. "Flopping is playing like that your whole career. I was trying to take the charge, trying to get a call. It probably was a flop, but flopping is the wrong use of words. Flopping would describe his coaching," O'Neal said, steering the...
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Shaquille O'Neal Source: ESPN

  2. Fellow judge and choreographer Bruno Tonioli said: "The samba should have the excitement of the Brazilian grand prix and this was a Brazilian grand flop: no bounce, poor hip action, heavy-footed."
    on Nov 2, 2008 By: Bruno Tonioli Source: Longridge Today

  3. "My aunt Rosemary was the biggest star on Earth, and then she was a flop because rock 'n' roll came in and pop music went out. She didn't become less of a singer. In fact, she became a better singer, but it didn't matter. Things change. So...
    on Oct 4, 2007 By: George Clooney Source: CNN

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