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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.


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.


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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