Flop appears in the following tongue twister:
- Give me the gift of a grip-top sock,
A clip drape shipshape tip top sock.
Not your spinslick slapstick slipshod stock,
But a plastic, elastic grip-top sock.
None of your fantastic slack swap slop
From a slap dash flash cash haberdash shop.
Not a knick knack knitlock knockneed knickerbocker sock
With a mock-shot blob-mottled trick-ticker top clock.
Not a supersheet seersucker rucksack sock,
Not a spot-speckled frog-freckled cheap sheik's sock
Off a hodge-podge moss-blotched scotch-botched block.
Nothing slipshod drip drop flip flop or glip glop
Tip me to a tip top grip top sock.
(articulation warmup for actors)
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun flop:
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb flop:
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- Definition of the noun flop
- Definition of the adverb flop
- Definition of the verb flop
- Phrases with Flop
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Definition of the noun flop
What does flop mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: flops
- an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers
- example: this computer can perform a million flops per second
- lexical domain: Natural Processes - nouns denoting natural processes
- synonym of flop: floating-point operation
- more generic terms: computer operation / machine operation = an elementary operation that a computer is designed and built to perform
- someone who is unsuccessful
- a complete failure
- example: the play was a dismal flop
- lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
- synonyms of flop: bust / fizzle
- more generic word: failure = an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
- more specific words: turkey / bomb / dud = an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual
- the act of throwing yourself down
Alternative definition of the noun flop
- An incident of a certain type of fall; a plopping down.
- A complete failure, especially in the entertainment industry.
- [poker] The first three cards turned face-up by the dealer in a community card poker game.
- A place to stay, sleep or live. See flophouse
- A ponded package of dung, as in a cow-flop.
- [computing] A unit of measure of processor speed, being one floating-point operation per second.
Definition of the adverb flop
What does flop mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?
- with a flopping sound
- example: he tumbled flop into the mud
Definition of the verb flop
What does flop mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: flopped, flopping
- fall loosely
- examples: The children flop in the rocking chair | There flop some children in the rocking chair
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] The dog flopped [Agent - being] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] The dog flopped in the corner
Verbs of Assuming a Position (with the same syntax): bend, bow, crouch, hang, hunch, kneel, lean, lie, lie down, perch, plop, rise, sit, sit down, slouch, slump, sprawl, squat, stand, stand up, stoop, straddle.
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- more generic terms: break / cave in / collapse / fall in / founder / give / give way = break down, literally or metaphorically
- fall suddenly and abruptly
- fail utterly; collapse
Alternative definition of the verb flop
- To fall heavily, because lacking energy.
- To fail completely, not to be successful at all (about a movie, play, book, song etc.).
- Flop was an early-1990s pop punk band from Seattle, Washington. The band formed in 1990, released recordings on the Frontier and Sony 550 record labels, and made a brief appearance in Doug Pray's motion picture documentary Hype!.
- Flop a.k.a. Flóp is a musical group.
- albums: "Et tout le tremblement", "Rechute"
- official website: f.lop.free.fr
- Flop is a musical group.
- "Flop" a.k.a. "Flop!" (1992) is an album by the industrial and synthpop band, And One.
- read more about Flop!
- "Flop" is a musical album of Le Système Crapoutchic.
- released in (45 years ago)
- "FLOP" is a musical album of Full Load of King.
- released on (9 years ago)
- Flop is a fictional character in the 1997 film Summer of Fun.
- Flop is a fictional character from the 2010 film Manolo.
Flop: In basketball, a flop is an intentional fall by a player after little or no physical contact by an opposing player in order to draw a personal foul call by an official against the opponent. The move is sometimes called acting, as in "acting as if he was fouled". Because it is inherently designed to deceive the official, flopping is generally considered to be unsportsmanlike. Nonetheless, it is widely practiced and even perfected by many professional players.
- also known as Flopping
Phrases with Flop
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Flop
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by Grant Barrett
flop floaters would be taken around a corner and money handed to them as if such transactions were perfectly legitimate. 1926 AS II (Dec.) 136: A "floater" is a person who shifts from one party to another, and whose vote is purchasable.
by James Britten
Blob, Bloody Finger, Bloody Man's Fingers, Bluidy Bells, * Cottagers, Cowflop, tCow- slip, tCowslop, Dead Men's Bellows, Dock (Flap or Flop, ...
A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
FLOP. tre, to allow for settling at the joints; and when settled, it should be perfectly level, for if it rises in the middle, it will exert an outward thrust upon the walls, and if hollow, it will pull inward; but if level, its whole strain is perpendicular.
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A butterfly on top of a flower
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- Midday Flop
Everyone needs a midday flop!
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- Flip, Flop
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- Bunny Flop
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Video language resources about Flop
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- Flop Meaning
Video shows what flop means. To fall heavily, because lacking energy.. To fail completely, not to be successful at all (about a movie, play, book, song etc.).
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- D flop detail description
Detailed description of d flop and its functionality.
- Rhythm Heaven Fever - Language Comparisons (Love Rap / Flipper Flop)
A look at the differences between the English and Japanese versions of a couple sounds from Rhythm Heaven fever on the Wii. (February 14, 2012 - 29.99)
- [ESL Tutorials] - The Apple Watch will flop Here's why
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Quotes about Flop
Scrabble value of F4L1O1P3
The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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