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Synonyms for flop

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. floating-point operation, flop(noun)

    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, washout(noun)

    someone who is unsuccessful

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

  3. flop, bust, fizzle(noun)

    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, collapse(verb)

    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. flop(verb)

    fall loosely

    "He flopped into a chair"

    founder, fall through, fall flat

  6. flop(verb)

    fall suddenly and abruptly

    founder, fall through, fall flat

  7. fall through, fall flat, founder, flop(adverb)

    fail utterly; collapse

    "The project foundered"

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

  8. flop(adverb)

    with a flopping sound

    "he tumbled flop into the mud"


  9. right, flop(adverb)


    "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:

    fiasco, failure, bust

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How to use flop in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Jordan Spieth:

    That just took some guts, and having been in this scenario, or having been in contention enough, having been on tour for a few years, I felt comfortable enough playing that full flop. If you caught me a year-and-a-half ago, I probably never would have played that shot in that scenario.

  3. Jeff Weaver:

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

  4. Scott Kennedy:

    I think really American-China policy is only unified with a single person in the White House, it's unpredictable. It can flip-flop. I don't think American policy has finally settled in one place where we have decided to treat Communist China as an enemy across the board.

  5. Vern Roberts:

    I tried to get away, i tried to ‘stop, drop and roll,’ did all kinds of ‘protect me things,’ but it kept overwhelming and basically knocking me down. I would stagger and fall and flop around, all sorts of things.

Translations for flop

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  • провал, просвам сеBulgarian
  • zhroutit, propadnoutCzech
  • versagen, plumpsen, Misserfolg, Flop, hinplumpsenGerman
  • πτώσηGreek
  • fracasar, desplomarseSpanish
  • flopata, lysähtää, romahtaa, läjä, läsähtää, floppi, lyyhistyäFinnish
  • faire un four, fiasco, four, faire un flop, être un fiasco, faire un bide, s'effondrer, flop, bideFrench
  • sacco di letame, fallire, fallimento, fare fiasco, crollare, sacco di merda, insuccesso, mancare il traguardo, fare un buco nell'acqua, fiascoItalian
  • drol, afgaan, sof, fiasco, neerzijgen, inzakken, neerploffen, afgang, instorten, floppen, sisser, mislukking, neervallenDutch
  • niewypał, klapaPolish
  • fracassoPortuguese
  • провалиться, плюхаться, неудача, провал, потерпеть неудачу, плюхнуться, фиаскоRussian
  • flopp, fiaskoSwedish

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