Definition of flop :
1. Act of flopping.
2. To clap or strike, as a bird its wings, a fish its tail, etc.; to flap.
3. To fall, sink, or throw one's self, heavily, clumsily, and unexpectedly on the ground.
4. To strike about with something broad abd flat, as a fish with its tail, or a bird with its wings; to rise and fall; as, the brim of a hat flops.
5. To turn suddenly, as something broad and flat.
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fail (part of speech: verb)
inferior (part of speech: noun)
failure (part of speech: noun)
- Or, if they flop, their floppings goes in favour of more patients, and how can you rightly have one without t'other? - "A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution", Charles Dickens.
- Paul made him feel at home at once by turning a back flip- flop off the now completed raft for his especial benefit. - "The Auto Boys' Mystery", James A. Braden.
- Their dispositions flop over like patent signals. - "Last Words", Stephen Crane.