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Definition of flop verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    flop

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//flɒp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//flɑːp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flop
    BrE BrE//flɒp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//flɑːp//
     
    he / she / it flops
    BrE BrE//flɒps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//flɑːps//
     
    past simple flopped
    BrE BrE//flɒpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//flɑːpt//
     
    past participle flopped
    BrE BrE//flɒpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//flɑːpt//
     
    -ing form flopping
    BrE BrE//ˈflɒpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflɑːpɪŋ//
     
    Tiredness, Showing films
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] flop into/on something | flop (down/back) to sit or lie down in a heavy and sudden way because you are very tired Exhausted, he flopped down into a chair. See related entries: Tiredness
  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 young man flopped back, unconscious. 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. England flopped in the European Championship. Many of his ambitious schemes have flopped in the past. See related entries: Showing films
  4. Word Origin early 17th cent.: variant of flap.
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