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flop

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishflopflop1 /flΙ’p $ flɑːp/ verb (flopped, flopping) [intransitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [always + adverb/preposition]SIT to sit or lie down in a relaxed way, by letting all your weight fall heavily onto a chair etc πŸ”Š He flopped down onto the bed. πŸ”Š I got home and flopped in front of the TV.2 [always + adverb/preposition]CLUMSY to hang or fall loosely, in an uncontrolled way πŸ”Š His head flopped back pathetically.3 informalFAIL if something such as a product, play, or idea flops, it is not successful because people do not like itβ†’ See Verb table
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flopβ€’ With few exceptions, the new shows have flopped.β€’ The musical flopped after its first week on Broadway.β€’ It was better than having your screenplay flopping back on the mat by return of post.β€’ She sat down on the bed, or rather, she flopped down on it.β€’ Mana put a huge amount of money into their boot and binding, but it flopped in the market.β€’ He flopped on the bench and almost passed out.β€’ The newspaper slowly unfolded itself on the mat, flopping open to reveal some glossy law magazine that had been placed inside.β€’ Flustered, she reversed, and the groceries she had bought enroute fell off the back seat and flopped to the floor.
flopflop2 noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [countable] informalFAIL a film, play, product etc that is not successful opp hitdisastrous/spectacular etc flop πŸ”Š The film was a complete flop.2 [singular]SOUNDDOWN the movement or noise that something makes when it falls heavily πŸ”Š He fell with a flop into the water. β†’ belly flop
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flopβ€’ He had been a flop there too because, after a couple of years, he had left amidst rumours of misconduct.β€’ Windows for Workgroups is a flop, says Rekhi.β€’ Six years later, one of the federal agencies that administers the program calls it a flop.β€’ Akai tried a similar idea a few years back with their U4 phrase trainer, but that was, surprisingly, a flop.β€’ But Eo was a monumental flop.β€’ "Heaven's Gate" was a box-office flop.β€’ The papers screamed superlatives, and La Scala, sulking after a resounding flop with Don Carlos, scowled and spat.β€’ Gino's party was a total flop.disastrous/spectacular etc flopβ€’ Another famous invention, the Sinclair C5 electric car, was a spectacular flop, but he's still inventing.β€’ There was a general tone of ill-concealed glee in the reporting of this most spectacular flop in the corporation's history.
From Longman Business Dictionaryflopflop /flΙ’pflɑːp/ verb (past tense and past participle flopped, present participle flopping) [intransitive] if a product or an attempt to do something flops, it fails completelyA Β£16 million rights issue in the company flopped yesterday with only 2.4 % of the 151 million shares on offer taken up.Some members of the board pointed out that many of sales director’s schemes have flopped. β†’ compare bomb2 β†’ see also issue flop β€”flop noun [countable]The movie was a complete flop, and the production company never recovered.β†’ See Verb table
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Verb table
flop
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyflop
he, she, itflops
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyflopped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave flopped
he, she, ithas flopped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad flopped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill flop
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have flopped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam flopping
he, she, itis flopping
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you, we, theyare flopping
Past
I, he, she, itwas flopping
you, we, theywere flopping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been flopping
he, she, ithas been flopping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been flopping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be flopping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been flopping
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