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English noun: flop

1. flop (process) an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers


SamplesThis computer can perform a million flops per second.


Synonymsfloating-point operation


Broader (hypernym)computer operation, machine operation

2. flop (person) someone who is unsuccessful


Synonymsdud, washout


Broader (hypernym)failure, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful person


Domain usagecolloquialism

3. flop (event) a complete failure


SamplesThe play was a dismal flop.


Synonymsbust, fizzle


Broader (hypernym)failure


Narrower (hyponym)bomb, dud, turkey

4. flop (act) the act of throwing yourself down


SamplesHe landed on the bed with a great flop.


Synonymscollapse


Broader (hypernym)descent


English adverb: flop

1. flop with a flopping sound


SamplesHe tumbled flop into the mud.

2. flop exactly


SamplesHe fell flop on his face.


Synonymsright


Domain usagecolloquialism


English verb: flop

1. flop (motion) fall loosely


SamplesHe flopped into a chair.


ExamplesThe children flop in the rocking chair, There flop some children in the rocking chair


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)break, cave in, collapse, fall in, founder, give, give way

2. flop (motion) fall suddenly and abruptly


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down

3. flop (social) fail utterly; collapse


SamplesThe project foundered.


ExamplesThe business is going to flop


Synonymsfall flat, fall through, founder


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)fail, go wrong, miscarry









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