Complete Definition of "flop"

English

Pronunciation
rhymes|Ép

Verb
en-verb|flops|flopping|flopped

  1. To fall heavily, because lacking energy.

#: He flopped down in front of the television as he was exhausted from work.

  1. To fail completely, not to be successful at all (about a movie, play, book, song, etc.).

#:The latest album flopped and so the studio canceled her contract.

Derived terms
floppy

Translations
rfv-trans

Czech: zhroutit se (1); propadnout, selhat (2)
Dutch: mislopen, verkeerd gaan
French: s'effondre
German: plumpsen
mid
Russian: плÑÑнÑÑÑ (lyukhnut')
Spanish: tirarse
Swedish: falla ihop (1); floppa (2)

Noun
en-noun

  1. An incident of a certain type of fall; a plopping down.
  2. A failure, especially in the entertainment industry.
  3. A communal sequence of cards in a poker game.

#*1996: John Patrick, John Patrick's Casino Poker: Professional Gambler's Guide to Winning
#*:The flop didn't help you but probably did help the other hands.
#*2003: Lou Krieger, Internet Poker: How to Play and Beat Online Poker Games
#*:Here are six tips to help you play succesfully on the flop (the first three communal cards).
#*2005: Henry Stephenson, Real Poker Night: Taking Your Home Game to a New Level
#*:The strength of your hand now has nothing to do with how strong it may have been before the flop.

  1. A European slang term to describe a group of gypsies or hippies sleeping in a pile at a festival.

#:Look at the flop of hippies!

Synonyms
box office bomb
turkey

Translations
rfc-trans
Chinese:
:Simplified: æå»å£° (pÄijÄ«shÄng)
:Traditional: ææè²
Dutch: plof m
French: effondrement m
German: Plumpsen n
Greek: ÏÏÏÏη (ptósÄ) f
Japanese: ãã­ãã (furoppu)
Korean: í­ ë¨ì´ë¨ë¦¼ (tuk tteoreotteurim)
Russian: пÑовал (próval) m
Spanish: fracaso m
Swedish: flopp (2,3)

Related terms
flipflop, flip-flop, flip flop<!-- not sure which are correct -->


Dutch

Noun
infl|nl|noun|g=m

  1. failure, something that went wrong

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