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f lop

  • n  an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers
    this computer can perform a million flops per second
  • n  someone who is unsuccessful
  • n  a complete failure
    the play was a dismal flop
  • n  the act of throwing yourself down
    he landed on the bed with a great flop
  • v  fall loosely
    He flopped into a chair
  • v  fall suddenly and abruptly
  • v  fail utterly; collapse
  • r  with a flopping sound
    he tumbled flop into the mud
  • r  exactly
    he fell flop on his face

  • It's hard to remember now, but there was once a time when "flip-flop" was not the scarlet letter of presidential politics.
  • Why the Narnia films hit while The Golden Compass flopped.
  • Cultural critics speculated that the car was a flop because the vertical grill looked like a vagina.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - Wired News
  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - The Salt Lake Tribune
  • 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
    June 12, 2013 - Greater Houston Weekly

  • Shaquille O'Neal in ESPN
    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...
  • Bruno Tonioli in Longridge Today
    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."
  • WC Fields in Huffington Post (blog)
    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... George Clooney http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Clooney&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGbJvErEOoilcJ3syIQXEMzTFarsQ CNN http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Movies/10/03/film.georgeclooney.ap/&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNH2nqDcZF9dxoXnp441tYjvGW3OdQ Oct 4, 2007 38341 49562 flophouse McConnell has auditioned for the part of another Fields sparring partner, Charlie McCarthy, a wooden dummy or a flophouse for termites," as Fields called him.

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