[ krop-er ]
/ ˈkrɒp ər /
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUNCTUATION QUIZ
Punctuation marks help make writing easy to read and understand. Some of the most important ones are the period (.), comma (,), question mark (?), and exclamation point (!). How well do you know how to use them? Find out in this quiz!
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Which punctuation mark is best for this sentence? "Can I watch a movie __"
Idioms for cropper
- to fail; be struck by some misfortune: His big deal came a cropper.
- to fall headlong, especially from a horse.
come a cropper, Informal.
Words nearby cropper
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British Dictionary definitions for come a cropper
/ (ˈkrɒpə) /
a person who cultivates or harvests a crop
- a cutting machine for removing the heads from castings and ingots
- a guillotine for cutting lengths of bar or strip
a machine for shearing the nap from cloth
a plant or breed of plant that will produce a certain kind of crop under specified conditionsa poor cropper on light land
(often capital) a variety of domestic pigeon with a puffed-out crop
come a cropper informal
- to fall heavily
- to fail completely
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