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flop  audio  (flp) KEY 

VERB:
flopped, flop·ping, flops
VERB:
intr.
  1. To fall or lie down heavily and noisily.
  2. To move about loosely or limply: The dog's ears flopped when it ran.
  3. Informal To fail utterly: The play flopped.
  4. Slang
    1. To rest idly; lounge.
    2. To go to bed.
VERB:
tr.
To drop or lay (something) down heavily and noisily: flopped the steak onto a platter.
NOUN:
  1. The act of flopping.
  2. The sound made when flopping.
  3. Informal An utter failure.

ETYMOLOGY:
Alteration of flap

OTHER FORMS:
flopper(Noun)


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