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Definition of "flop" []

  • To fall or lie down heavily and noisily. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move about loosely or limply: The dog's ears flopped when it ran. (verb-intransitive)
  • Informal To fail utterly: The play flopped. (verb-intransitive)
  • Slang To rest idly; lounge. (verb-intransitive)
  • Slang To go to bed. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flop" in a sentence
  • "The potential for this film to be a flop is already in existence, although I sincerely hope that the film is good."
  • "Then again, the use of the word if 'flop' is relative, I use it to label movies that performed abysmal."
  • "The best part about this being such a notorious flop is that the crew and cast looking back can be a little more honest than they sometimes are in such cases."