Meaning of FLOP in English

FLOP

transcription, транскрипция: [ flɒp ]

( flops, flopping, flopped)

1.

If you flop into a chair, for example, you sit down suddenly and heavily because you are so tired.

Bunbury flopped down upon the bed and rested his tired feet...

She flopped, exhausted, on to a sofa.

= collapse

VERB : V prep / adv , V prep / adv

2.

If something flops onto something else, it falls there heavily or untidily.

The briefcase flopped onto the desk...

His hair flopped over his left eye.

VERB : V prep / adv , V prep / adv

3.

If something is a flop , it is completely unsuccessful. ( INFORMAL )

It is the public who decide whether a film is a hit or a flop.

= failure

N-COUNT : oft adj N

4.

If something flops , it is completely unsuccessful. ( INFORMAL )

The film flopped badly at the box office.

VERB : V

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