Meaning of FLOP in English

FLOP

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

belly flop

sink/slump/flop into a chair (= sit down in one in a tired or unhappy way )

Greg groaned and sank into his chair.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

bed

The hand that holds Andy flops on to the bed .

Jen said, flopping on to my bed with her laptop in hand.

He came out and flopped on to the bed .

chair

Jane flopped forward on her chair and sighed heavily.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The musical flopped after its first week on Broadway.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Flustered, she reversed, and the groceries she had bought enroute fell off the back seat and flopped to the floor.

He flopped on the bench and almost passed out.

It was better than having your screenplay flopping back on the mat by return of post.

Mana put a huge amount of money into their boot and binding, but it flopped in the market.

She sat down on the bed, or rather, she flopped down on it.

The newspaper slowly unfolded itself on the mat, flopping open to reveal some glossy law magazine that had been placed inside.

With few exceptions, the new shows have flopped.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

belly

The rest of the league has been waiting for a belly flop , but the Giants' cagey right-hander refuses to wilt.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"Heaven's Gate" was a box-office flop .

Gino's party was a total flop .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Akai tried a similar idea a few years back with their U4 phrase trainer, but that was, surprisingly, a flop .

But Eo was a monumental flop .

He had been a flop there too because, after a couple of years, he had left amidst rumours of misconduct.

Six years later, one of the federal agencies that administers the program calls it a flop .

The papers screamed superlatives, and La Scala, sulking after a resounding flop with Don Carlos, scowled and spat.

Windows for Workgroups is a flop , says Rekhi.

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