flopping flopping  /f ˈlɑ pɪŋ/


  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. But Quayle denied any such intention, and the subsequent flip-flopping by the White House looked anything but calculated.
  2. For months, Kerrys been lampooned as irresolute, flip flopping Frenchie.
  3. When you don't have ideas, your policies are flip-flopping all over the place.


  1. Kim Kardashian: 5 Awkward Chats She’ll Have With Daughter North West

    From mommy’s infamous sex tape to her chart-flopping dance track, I break down the tough questions Kim’s daughter is bound to pose.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: HollywoodLife

  2. Mavs' Carlisle: NBA flopping policy not changing

    Even with David Stern suggesting that the NBA’s anti-flopping policy needs toughening up, the league’s Competition Committee has apparently decided to stick with the status quo for the 2013-14 season.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Nowitzki claims flopping 'part of winning' in NBA

    Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki believes that flopping is “part of the game” and will never be eliminated from the NBA, according to The Dallas Morning News ‘ Eddie Sefko.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated


  1. "All that bull(bleep)-ass calls they had out there. With Mike [Callahan] and Kenny [Mauer] -- you've all seen that (bleep)," Wallace said. "You saw them calls. The cats are flopping all over the floor and they're calling that (bleep). That...
    on May 29, 2008 By: Rasheed Wallace Source: ESPN

  2. "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

  3. "I thought there was a lot of holding going on and a lot of flopping going on," Rivers said during media availability. "He (Fisher) is one of the best charge-takers in the game. And some of them are charges, and some of them are flops."
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Doc Rivers Source: Trading Markets (press release)

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