verb (used without object), flopped, flop·ping.
verb (used with object), flopped, flop·ping.
Origin of flop
Synonyms for flop
Related Words for floppedjerk, tumble, dangle, sag, flounder, stagger, wiggle, flutter, fold, misfire, totter, topple, flap, toss, drop, slump, lop, wave, flag, teeter
Examples from the Web for flopped
Contemporary Examples of flopped
The answer is that it was not, being instead a series of dissociated gestures that flopped right into a nihilistic void.Miley Cyrus: The Nadir of American Civilization?
August 28, 2013
These gambits always made some sense on paper, yet flopped when implemented.Why Did Netanyahu Release Palestinian Prisoners?
August 6, 2013
His right arm was fileted and dislocated, flopped to the side at a funny angle.Remember the Living
May 26, 2013
As vice president, Bush flopped in Iowa in 1988, but recovered and captured the presidency.Many Candidates Are MIA in the 2012 Iowa Caucuses
December 9, 2011
Her shoulder-length blond hair, expertly coiffed and weave-dyed every few weeks, flopped forward.New Clue in Chasen Murder
A. L. Bardach
December 6, 2010
Historical Examples of flopped
"She seems to have just flopped them about," he said, and he turned to Gilbert.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
One of them flopped into the river and all but capsized the canoe.Lord Jim
Since he flopped over and died, I have reason to believe he was hurt.Two Boys in Wyoming
Edward S. Ellis
Tony and the other fellow had flopped down, and never stirred to help.Pluck on the Long Trail
Edwin L. Sabin
Whereupon Steve frowned, punched his pillow and flopped over.Left End Edwards
Ralph Henry Barbour
verb flops, flopping or flopped
Word Origin for flop
1823, in the literal sense, from flop (v.). Figurative use by 1893.
c.1600, probably a variant of flap with a duller, heavier sound. Sense of "fall or drop heavily" is 1836, that of "collapse, fail" is 1919; though the figurative noun sense of "a failure" is recorded from 1893. Related: Flopped; flopping.