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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 from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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