transitive verbflopped, flop′ping
- to flap, strike, throw, or cause to drop noisily and clumsily
- Photoengraving to turn (a film negative) face down before exposure to a metal plate, in order to create a desired mirror image
Origin of flopechoic variant, variety of flap
- to move or flap around loosely or clumsily, usually with a thud or thuds
- to fall or drop in this way: to flop into a chair
- to make a sudden change
- Informal to be a failure
- Slang to sleep: the guest flopped on the sofa all night
- the act or sound of flopping
- Informal a failure
- Slang a place to sleep
- Slang dung or a piece of dung: cow flop
with a flop
verbflopped, flop·ping, flops
- To fall or lie down heavily and noisily: flop onto the sofa.
- To move about loosely or limply: The dog's ears flopped when it ran.
- Informal To fail utterly: The play flopped.
- Slang a. To rest idly; lounge.b. To go to bed.
- Sports To exaggerate or simulate a fall after contact or near-contact with an opposing player in order to induce a referee to call a penalty; to dive.
- To drop or lay (something) down heavily and noisily: flopped the steak onto a platter.
- In certain poker games, to have attained (a hand) as a result of the first three community cards that are dealt face up at the same time: flopped a flush.
- The act of flopping.
- The sound made when flopping.
- Informal An utter failure.
- In certain poker games, the first three community cards that are dealt face up at the same time.
- Sports An exaggerated or simulated fall after contact or near-contact with an opposing player in an attempt to induce the referee to call a penalty; a dive.
Origin of flopAlteration of flap
Variant of flops
FLOP (plural FLOPs)
- (computing) floating point operation