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Meaning of “flop” in the English Dictionary

"flop" in British English

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flopverb

uk   /flɒp/  us   /flɑːp/ (-pp-)

flopnoun

uk   /flɒp/  us   /flɑːp/
(Definition of flop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flop" in American English

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flopverb

 us   /flɑp/ (-pp-)
  • flop verb (FALL)

[I always + adv/prep] to ​fall or ​dropheavily: 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.

flopnoun

 us   /flɑp/
  • flop noun (FAILURE)

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

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

"flop" in Business English

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flopnoun [C]

uk   us   /flɒp/ informal
an unsuccessful ​product, ​plan, etc.: The film was the first ​commercial flop of the director's ​career. The ​plan to ​create a ​separateinternetsubsidiary proved a flop.a complete/total/expensive flop The new ​mobiletechnologyturned out to be an ​expensive flop.

flopverb [T]

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