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flop

noun [C]
 
 
/flɒp/ informal
FAILURE something that is not a success: The party was a bit of a flop.Failing and doing badly
MOVEMENT a movement towards the ground, or the noise someone or something makes as they fall down: She fell onto the bed with a flop.Falling and droppingMoving downwards
Translations of “flop”
in Korean 실패작…
in Arabic فَشَل…
in French flop…
in Turkish fiyasko, başarısızlık, yere düşme…
in Italian fiasco, frana…
in Chinese (Traditional) 失敗, 失敗,不成功…
in Russian провал, неудача, шлепок…
in Polish niewypał, klaps…
in Spanish fracaso…
in Portuguese fracasso, fiasco…
in German die Pleite…
in Catalan fracàs…
in Japanese 失敗…
in Chinese (Simplified) 失败, 失败,不成功…
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