flopped flopped  /f ˈlɑpt/

Definition(s):

  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)

Usage(s):

  1. Opening the week after Iron Man, the Wachowski brothers' race-car movie flopped at the box office.
  2. A 1990 California mandate requiring automakers to sell zero-emissions vehicles famously flopped.
  3. The combat-equipped men hit the dry field running, then flopped prone into defensive positions, their rifles ready.

News

  1. Del Piero warns Italy against Confederations Cup complacency

    The Azzurri flopped at the last edition of the tournament in 2009 and their former striker is desperate to see the current side learn from their predecessors
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Goal.com via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Analysing Wilfried Zaha's Role and Where He'll Do Damage for Manchester United

    Wilfried Zaha may have flopped at the Euro U21 Championships, but hopes remain high for his impending arrival at Old Trafford . The former Crystal Palace winger signed for Manchester United in January, but immediately returned to help the Championship team achieve promotion. He was a luminary threat in the playoff final, winning the penalty that sent the Eagles to the Premier League. Blame ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Chris Bosh Flop Draws Foul on Tim Duncan [GIF]

    Chris Bosh eloquently flopped. Tim Duncan did nothing, and got called for a foul.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Big Lead

Quotes

  1. "The real race usually starts after the last pit stops," Hornish said. "And things can get real flip-flopped, like we saw last year in the last 10 laps. You have to think about yellows that come out, who has pitted, who is saving fuel and who...
    on May 25, 2007 By: Sam Hornish Jr Source: SI.com

  2. Sen. John Kerry said McCain "has flip-flopped on more issues than I was even ever accused possibly of thinking about."
    on Jul 13, 2008 By: John Kerry Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. "I thought I'd just bump him a little bit," Horry said. "As you know, the great acting skills Steve has, when he hit the floor, then flopped and did 'Oh, I'm dying here' -- it happens. I really wasn't trying to hurt him. I had no malicious...
    on May 16, 2007 By: Robert Horry Source: ESPN

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