Recorded since 1602, probably a variant of (flap) with a duller, heavier sound
To fall heavily, because lacking energy.
- He flopped down in front of the television as he was exhausted from work.
To fail completely, not to be successful at all (about a movie, play, book, song etc.).
- (Charles Dickens)
(sports) To pretend to be fouled in sports, such as basketball, hockey (the same as to dive in soccer)
- The latest album flopped and so the studio canceled her contract.
- It starts with Chris Paul, because Blake didn't really used to flop like that, you know, last year.
To strike about with something broad and flat, as a fish with its tail, or a bird with its wings; to rise and fall; to flap.
- While Stern chastised Vogel for on Thursday calling the Heat "the biggest flopping team in the NBA," he did intimate that he sees merit in the sentiment.
- The brim of a hat flops .
An incident of a certain type of fall; a plopping down.
A complete failure, especially in the entertainment industry.
(poker) The first three cards turned face-up by the dealer in a game.
* 1996: John Patrick, John Patrick's Casino Poker: Professional Gambler's Guide to Winning
* 2003: Lou Krieger, Internet Poker: How to Play and Beat Online Poker Games
- The flop didn't help you but probably did help the other hands.
* 2005: Henry Stephenson, Real Poker Night: Taking Your Home Game to a New Level
- Here are six tips to help you play successfully on the flop (the first three communal cards).
A place to stay, sleep or live. See flophouse
* 1973 , Alan Watts, Cloud-Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown: A Mountain Journal , Pantheon Books, page 135,
- The strength of your hand now has nothing to do with how strong it may have been before the flop .
* 1969 , Howard E. Freeman, Norman R. Kurtz, America's Troubles: A Casebook on Social Conflict , Prentice-Hall, Page 414,
- They have opened up crypts and basements as immense pads where vagrant and impoverished hippies can flop for the night..
* 2006 , Ray Douglas, America Is Headed for a Fall , AuthorHouse, Page 53,
- ... is not just the old material goal of "three hots and a place to flop ," it ....
A ponded package of dung, as in a cow-flop.
* 2000 , Dean King, A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion for Patrick O'Brian's Seafaring Tales , Henry Holt & Co., Page 162,
- Hugh and the boys playing in beautiful settings with beautiful young babes was a far cry from grungy hippies doing it in a filthy flop house, ...
* 1960 , Winston Graham, Ross Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787 , Bodley Head, Page 302,
- ... cowpat or cow-flop , Cow dung, often used dry as heating fuel.
* 2003 , John W. Billheimer, Drybone Hollow , St. Martin's Press, Page 215,
- "Maybe as you think," he said, "because as I've the misfortune of an accidental slip on a cow-flop therefore I has the inability of an unborn babe, ...
- "Cow flop in a neat package is still cow flop. What did Cable stand to gain from the flood?"
* (complete failure) dud, fiasco, turkey
* (specifically in entertainment) box office bomb
Right, squarely, flat-out.
With a flopping sound.
Syllabic abbreviation of (floating point) + (operation).
(computing) A unit of measure of processor speed, being one floating-point operation per second.
To grow ; to swell out.
To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once.
- Her cheeks have plumped .
To make plump; to fill (out) or support; often with up .
- Dulcissa plumps into a chair.
To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily.
- to plump up the hollowness of their history with improbable miracles
To give a plumper (kind of vote).
To give (a vote), as a plumper.
(used with for) To favor or decide in favor of something.
- to plump a stone into water
- "A recent poll by the New York Times found that although most Brazilians plump for arch-rival Argentina as the team they most want to lose, the second-biggest group want Brazil itself to stumble." source: http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21600983-brazilian-workers-are-gloriously-unproductive-economy-grow-they-must-snap-out
Having a full and rounded shape; chubby, somewhat overweight.
* (Thomas Carew) (1595-1640)
- The god of wine did his plump clusters bring.
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Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly.
(obsolete) A knot or cluster; a group; a crowd.
- a plump of trees, fowls, or spears
- To visit islands and the plumps of men. — Chapman.