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English definition of “cropper”

cropper

noun     /ˈkrɒpər/
come a cropper to fall over: The horse came a cropper at the first fence .Falling and droppingMoving downwards to fail in an embarrassing way, or to make an embarrassing mistake : He came a cropper because he'd forgotten to bring the notes for his speech .Failing and doing badly
(Definition of cropper noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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