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us   /flɑp/ -pp-
  • flop verb (FALL)

[I always + adv/prep] to fall or drop heavily: A newborn baby’s head flops backward if you don’t support it.
  • flop verb (FAIL)

[I] infml to fail: Her first book flopped, but her second became a bestseller.


us   /flɑp/
  • flop noun (FAILURE)

[C usually sing] infml a failure: The movie was a complete flop.
  • flop noun (FALL)

[U] a heavy drop or fall: He fell with a flop on the bed.
(Definition of flop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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flopnoun [C]

uk   /flɒp/ us   informal
an unsuccessful product, plan, etc.: The film was the first commercial flop of the director's career. The plan to create a separate internet subsidiary proved a flop.a complete/total/expensive flop The new mobile technology turned out to be an expensive flop.

flopverb [T]

uk   /flɒp/ us   informal
to be unsuccessful: Many of the big internet companies in the US have flopped badly in China.
(Definition of flop from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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