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Definition of flop verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flop
    he / she / it flops
    past simple flopped
    -ing form flopping
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  1. 1[intransitive] flop (down/back) (into/on something) to sit or lie down in a heavy and sudden way because you are very tired Exhausted, he flopped down into a chair.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to fall, move, or hang in a heavy or awkward way, without control Her hair flopped over her eyes. The fish were flopping around in the bottom of the boat.
  3. 3[intransitive] (informal) to be a complete failure The play flopped on Broadway. The Yankees flopped in the World Series.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: flop