HyperDic: flop

English > 9 senses of the word flop:
VERBmotionflopfall loosely
motionflopfall suddenly and abruptly
socialflop, fall through, fall flat, founderfail utterly
NOUNprocessflop, floating-point operationan arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers
person flop, dud, washoutsomeone who is unsuccessful
eventflop, bust, fizzlea complete failure
actflop, collapsethe act of throwing yourself down
ADVERBallflopwith a flopping sound
allflop, rightexactly
flop > pronunciation
Soundsflaa'p
RhymesAesop ... workshop: 48 rhymes with aap...
English > flop: 9 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningAn arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers.
Example"this computer can perform a million flops per second"
Synonymfloating-point operation
Broadercomputer operation, machine operationAn elementary operation that a computer is designed and built to perform
Spanishflop
English > flop: 9 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone who is unsuccessful.
Synonymsdud, washout
Broaderfailure, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful personA person with a record of failing
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishdesastre, inútil
Catalandesastre, inútil
English > flop: 9 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA complete failure.
Example"the play was a dismal flop"
Synonymsbust, fizzle
Narrowerturkey, bomb, dudAn event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual
BroaderfailureAn event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
Spanishdescalabro, fiasco
Catalanfracàs
Verbsflopfail utterly
English > flop: 9 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of throwing yourself down.
Example"he landed on the bed with a great flop"
Synonymcollapse
BroaderdescentThe act of changing your location in a downward direction
Adjectivesfloppyhanging limply
Verbsflopfall loosely
English > flop: 9 senses > adverb 1
MeaningWith a flopping sound.
Example"he tumbled flop into the mud"
English > flop: 9 senses > adverb 2
Meaningexactly.
Example"he fell flop on his face"
Synonymright
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishcorrecto, de lleno, exactamente
English > flop: 9 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningfall loosely.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe children flop in the rocking chair; There flop some children in the rocking chair
Example"He flopped into a chair"
Broadercollapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founderbreak down, literally or metaphorically
Spanishdejarse caer
Catalandeixar caure, deixar-se caure
Nounsflopthe act of throwing yourself down
English > flop: 9 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningfall suddenly and abruptly.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Broaderdescend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
Spanishdejar caer, dejarse caer
Catalandeixar caure, deixar-se caure
English > flop: 9 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningfail utterly; collapse.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelThe business is going to flop
Synonymsfall through, fall flat, founder
Broaderfail, go wrong, miscarryBe unsuccessful
See alsofallPass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
Spanishcaer de plano, derrumbarse, fracasar, hundirse, irse a pique, malograrse, zozobrar
Nounsflopa complete failure

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