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.
An act of sexual intercourse.
* John Betjeman, Group Life: Letchworth
- I took a tumble down the stairs and broke my tooth.
* 1979 , Martine, Sexual Astrology (page 219)
- Wouldn't it be jolly now, / To take our Aertex panters off / And have a jolly tumble in / The jolly, jolly sun?
- When you've just had a tumble between the sheets and are feeling rumpled and lazy, she may want to get up so she can make the bed.
* rough and tumble
* take a tumble
* tumble dryer
* give a tumble
(lb) To fall end over end.
*(Robert South) (1634–1716)
*:He who tumbles from a tower surely has a greater blow than he who slides from a molehill.
*:“Heavens!” exclaimed Nina, “the blue-stocking and the fogy!—and yours are'' pale blue, Eileen!—you’re about as self-conscious as Drina—slumping there with your hair tumbling ''à la Mérode! Oh, it's very picturesque, of course, but a straight spine and good grooming is better.”
To perform gymnastics such as somersaults, rolls, and handsprings.
To roll over and over.
*1908 , (Kenneth Grahame), (The Wind in the Willows)
*:The two animals tumbled over each other in their eagerness to get inside, and heard the door shut behind them with great joy and relief.
(lb) To have sexual intercourse.
(lb) To smooth and polish a rough surface on relatively small parts.
To muss, to make disorderly; to tousle or rumple.
* tumble to