Synonyms for flop

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : flop
Phonetic Transcription : flɒp

Top 10 synonyms for flop Other synonyms for the word flop

Définition of flop

Origin :
  • 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.
  • noun miserable failure
  • verb fall limply, collapse
  • verb fail miserably
Example sentences :
  • It was because as a manager of his financial affairs Dorothy was a flop.
  • Extract from : « The Odyssey of Sam Meecham » by Charles E. Fritch
  • She looks at it once, and begins to flop her arms and take on again.
  • Extract from : « Shorty McCabe » by Sewell Ford
  • But somehow, Mrs. Bob continued to flop the broken wing, and to elude them.
  • Extract from : « Plantation Sketches » by Margaret Devereux
  • At this he spread out his arms and dropped them with a flop upon his knees.
  • Extract from : « Little Novels of Italy » by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • Sim could not swim, and he began to flop about in the wildest and most unreasonable manner.
  • Extract from : « Down The River » by Oliver Optic
  • But except for that—if Flop hadn't got frightened, it would be nice, wouldn't it?
  • Extract from : « A Christmas Posy » by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  • I can't think why you flop about so helplessly, like a bit of seaweed.
  • Extract from : « The Longest Journey » by E. M. Forster
  • Your flop in the bed sounded as though you were a real mermaid!
  • Extract from : « Madge Morton's Victory » by Amy D.V. Chalmers
  • Don't let him flop, though, or he'll lick all the blacking off your boots.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition » by Rudyard Kipling
  • I remember now; you started as an ultra-Calvinist, and came over with a flop.
  • Extract from : « The Brentons » by Anna Chapin Ray

Antonyms for flop

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