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Synonyms for flop

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. floating-point operation, flopnoun

    an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers

    "this computer can perform a million flops per second"

    floating-point operation, dud, bust, collapse, fizzle, washout

  2. flop, dud, washoutnoun

    someone who is unsuccessful

    floating-point operation, dud, wash, turkey, bust, washout, bomb, collapse, fizzle, misfire

  3. flop, bust, fizzlenoun

    a complete failure

    "the play was a dismal flop"

    hiss, floating-point operation, dud, tear, bout, hissing, bust, washout, sibilation, collapse, binge, fizzle, hushing, female chest

  4. flop, collapseverb

    the act of throwing yourself down

    "he landed on the bed with a great flop"

    floating-point operation, dud, bust, washout, collapse, fizzle, crash, prostration

  5. flopverb

    fall loosely

    "He flopped into a chair"

    founder, fall through, fall flat

  6. flopverb

    fall suddenly and abruptly

    founder, fall through, fall flat

  7. fall through, fall flat, founder, flopadverb

    fail utterly; collapse

    "The project foundered"

    fall through, give, fall flat, founder, collapse, fall in, break, cave in, give way

  8. flopadverb

    with a flopping sound

    "he tumbled flop into the mud"


  9. right, flopadverb


    "he fell flop on his face"

    properly, the right way, correctly, in good order, decently, justly, powerful, right, right on, mightily, mighty, aright, decent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "flop":

    fiasco, failure, bust

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How to use flop in a sentence?

  1. Tiffani Lee:

    She was walking by herself and she had on one flip flop and one tennis shoe.

  2. Michael Pachter:

    A proven franchise sets a floor on sales, and few sequels flop, so they are far less risky than new intellectual property.

  3. Jeff Weaver:

    This is not a flip flop, this is consistent with the position he held earlier in the campaign.

  4. Norihiro Fujito:

    Abe's speech sparked speculation that he won't be sitting idly to let the economy flop. Investors thought there will be a rebooting of Abenomics.

  5. Saul Anuzis:

    I think he can get past it assuming he can write it off as poor articulation of the views, if it is actually viewed as a flip-flop, then it becomes an issue.

Translations for flop

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  • بالتخبطArabic
  • просвам се, провалBulgarian
  • propadnout, zhroutitCzech
  • versagen, hinplumpsen, Flop, Misserfolg, plumpsenGerman
  • πτώσηGreek
  • desplomarse, fracasarSpanish
  • floppi, romahtaa, lysähtää, lyyhistyä, läjä, läsähtää, flopataFinnish
  • bide, faire un flop, faire un bide, flop, être un fiasco, s'effondrer, four, fiasco, faire un fourFrench
  • mancare il traguardo, fare un buco nell'acqua, sacco di letame, insuccesso, fallimento, fare fiasco, fallire, crollare, fiasco, sacco di merdaItalian
  • neervallen, drol, floppen, sisser, mislukking, afgaan, instorten, sof, afgang, neerploffen, fiasco, neerzijgen, inzakkenDutch
  • klapa, niewypałPolish
  • fracassoPortuguese
  • неудача, плюхнуться, фиаско, плюхаться, провал, потерпеть неудачу, провалитьсяRussian
  • fiasko, floppSwedish
  • 翻牌Chinese

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