1 an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers; "this computer can perform a million flops per second" [syn: floating-point operation]
3 a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop" [syn: bust]
4 the act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop" [syn: collapse] adv
1 with a flopping sound; "he tumbled flop into the mud"
2 exactly; "he fell flop on his face" [syn: right]
1 fall loosely; "He flopped into a chair"
2 fall suddenly and abruptly
3 fail utterly; collapse; "The project foundered" [syn: fall through, fall flat, founder] [also: flopping, flopped]
- Rhymes with: -ɒp
to fall heavily, because lacking energy
- German: plumpsen, hinplumpsen
- Russian: плюхаться , плюхнуться
to fail completely, not to be successful at all
- German: versagen
- Russian: провалиться , потерпеть неудачу
- ttbc Czech: zhroutit se (1); propadnout, selhat (2)
- ttbc Dutch: mislopen, verkeerd gaan, floppen
- ttbc French: s'effondre
- ttbc Spanish: tirarse
- ttbc Swedish: falla ihop (1); floppa (2)
- An incident of a certain type of fall; a plopping down.
- A failure, especially in the entertainment industry.
- A communal sequence
of cards in a poker game.
- 1996: John Patrick, John Patrick's Casino Poker: Professional
Gambler's Guide to Winning
- The flop didn't help you but probably did help the other hands.
- 2003: Lou Krieger, Internet Poker: How to Play and Beat Online
- Here are six tips to help you play successfully on the flop (the first three communal cards).
- 2005: Henry Stephenson, Real Poker Night: Taking Your Home Game
to a New Level
- The strength of your hand now has nothing to do with how strong it may have been before the flop.
- 1996: John Patrick, John Patrick's Casino Poker: Professional Gambler's Guide to Winning
- A place to stay, sleep, or live. See flophouse
- 1973, Alan Watts, Cloud-Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown: A Mountain
Journal, Pantheon Books, page 135,
- They have opened up crypts and basements as immense pads where vagrant and impoverished hippies can flop for the night..
- 1969, Howard E. Freeman, Norman R. Kurtz, America's Troubles: A
Casebook on Social Conflict, Prentice-Hall, Page 414,
- ... is not just the old material goal of "three hots and a place to flop," it ....
- 2006, Ray Douglas, America Is Headed for a Fall, AuthorHouse,
- Hugh and the boys playing in beautiful settings with beautiful young babes was a far cry from grungy hippies doing it in a filthy flop house, ...
- 1973, Alan Watts, Cloud-Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown: A Mountain Journal, Pantheon Books, page 135,
- Dung, as
in a cow-flop.
- 2000, Dean King, A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion for
Patrick O'Brian's Seafaring Tales, Henry Holt & Co., Page 162,
- ... cowpat or cow-flop, Cow dung, often used dry as heating fuel.
- 1960, Winston Graham, Ross Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall,
1783-1787, Bodley Head, Page 302,
- "Maybe as you think," he said, "because as I've the misfortune of an accidental slip on a cow-flop therefore I has the inability of an unborn babe, ...
- 2003, John W. Billheimer, Drybone Hollow, St. Martin's Press,
- "Cow flop in a neat package is still cow flop. What did Cable stand to gain from the flood?"
- 2000, Dean King, A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion for Patrick O'Brian's Seafaring Tales, Henry Holt & Co., Page 162,
failure, especially in the entertainment industry
- German: Flop, Misserfolg
- Russian: провал, неудача, фиаско
- failure, something that went wrong
Flop may refer to:
- Flop, a slang term for failure
- Flop, a box office bomb in the entertainment world
- The Flop, a short confidence trick
- Flop (poker), a poker term describing the first three cards dealt to the board
- Flip-flop (electronics), the bistable multivibrator, a circuit with two stable states
- FLOPS, an abbreviation for the computing term floating point operations per second
- Flopped image, a type of mirror image in photography, graphic design and printing
- Flop (basketball), a basketball term to describe a feigned foul
- Fosbury Flop, a high jump technique
- Flop shot, a shot in golf where the ball has a very high trajectory but travels a short distance
- Flop (band), a defunct 1990s era pop-punk group from Seattle, Washington
- Flop (album), an industrial and synthpop album by the band And One
- Fl0p, a network flow analysis tool by Michal Zalewski
flop in German: Flop
flop in French: Flop
flop in Dutch: Flop
flop in Polish: Flop
flop in Swedish: Lista över golftermer#Flop
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