Meaning of FLOP in English


— flopper , n.

/flop/ , v. , flopped, flopping , n.


1. to fall or plump down suddenly, esp. with noise; drop or turn with a sudden bump or thud (sometimes fol. by down ): The puppy flopped down on the couch.

2. to change suddenly, as from one side or party to another (often fol. by over ).

3. to be a complete failure; fail: The play flopped dismally.

4. Informal. to sleep or be lodged: to flop at a friend's house.

5. to swing loosely; bounce; flap: His long hair flops in his eyes when he runs.


6. to drop with a sudden bump or thud: He flopped his books on a chair.

7. to dispose (oneself) in a heavily negligent manner: to flop oneself in a chair.

8. to invert (the negative of a photograph) so that the right and left sides are transposed.


9. an act of flopping.

10. the sound of flopping; a thud.

11. a failure: The new comedy was a flop.

12. Informal. a place to sleep; temporary lodging: The mission offered a flop and a free breakfast.

[ 1595-1605; 1890-95 for def. 11; var. of FLAP ]

Syn. 11. fiasco, disaster, debacle; bomb, dog.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .