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Flop

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)

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun flop:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb flop:

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The word flop is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun flop

What does flop mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: flops

  1. an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers
  2. someone who is unsuccessful
  3. 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
  4. the act of throwing yourself down
    • example: he landed on the bed with a great flop
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of flop: collapse
    • more generic word: descent = the act of changing your location in a downward direction

Alternative definition of the noun flop

noun

  1. An incident of a certain type of fall; a plopping down.
  2. A complete failure, especially in the entertainment industry.
  3. [poker] The first three cards turned face-up by the dealer in a community card poker game.
  4. A place to stay, sleep or live. See flophouse
  5. A ponded package of dung, as in a cow-flop.
  6. [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?

adverb

  1. with a flopping sound
    • example: he tumbled flop into the mud
  2. exactly

Definition of the verb flop

What does flop mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: flopped, flopping

  1. fall loosely
  2. fall suddenly and abruptly
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic terms: come down / descend / fall / go down = move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
  3. fail utterly; collapse

Alternative definition of the verb flop

verb

  1. To fall heavily, because lacking energy.
  2. To fail completely, not to be successful at all (about a movie, play, book, song etc.).

Groups

  1. 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!.
    • genres: Pop punk, Punk rock
    • albums: "Flop & The Fall of the Mopsqueezer!", "World of Today", "Whenever You're Ready"
  2. Flop a.k.a. Flóp is a musical group.
    • albums: "Et tout le tremblement", "Rechute"
    • official website: f.lop.free.fr
  3. Flop is a musical group.

Music

  1. "Flop" a.k.a. "Flop!" (1992) is an album by the industrial and synthpop band, And One.
  2. "Flop" is a musical album of Le Système Crapoutchic.
    • released in (45 years ago)
  3. "FLOP" is a musical album of Full Load of King.
    • released on (9 years ago)

Characters

  1. Flop is a fictional character in the 1997 film Summer of Fun.
  2. Flop is a fictional character from the 2010 film Manolo.

Miscellanea

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

  1. to flop
  2. flip-flop
  3. belly flop
  4. belly-flop
  5. fosbury flop
  6. Mop-and-Flop

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Flop

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Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang (2006)

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.

Google previewA Dictionary of English Plant-names (1886)

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, ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

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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Quotes about Flop

I prefer to remake flops. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was a remake of a flop, and The Quiet American is a remake of a flop. (Michael Caine)
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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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