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flop

verb uk   /flɒp/ us    /flɑːp/ (-pp-)

flop verb (FALL)

[I usually + adv/prep] to fall or drop heavily: Hugh's hair keeps flopping over/into his eyes. When she gets home from school, she's so tired all she can do is flop down in front of the television.

flop verb (FAIL)

[I] If a book, play, film, etc. flops, it is not successful: Her first book flopped, but her second became a bestseller.

flop

noun uk   /flɒp/ us    /flɑːp/

flop noun (FAILURE)

[C usually singular] informal a failure: The play was a complete/total flop.

flop noun (FALL)

[S] an occasion when someone or something falls or drops heavily: He fell with a flop on the bed.
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