flop


flop
01. He [flopped] down on the bed, and fell asleep almost instantly.
02. The play was a total [flop], and was shut down after three days.
03. The children [flopped] onto the grass to have a rest.
04. Many movies which [flop] at the cinema become popular when made available on video.
05. She had a [floppy] hat on that looked pretty funny.
06. We saw a bunny at the petting zoo with long, [floppy] ears.
07. The clown had enormous [floppy] shoes on that made the children laugh with delight.
08. He head [flopped] heavily to his chest as he fell asleep in his chair.
09. I backed my files up on a [floppy] in case of a problem with the computer.
10. A lot of people don't use [floppies] anymore because they just put their files on the net so that they can access them from anywhere.
11. The fish was [flopping] around on the bottom of the boat.
12. The hump of a starving camel may [flop] over, and hang down the side of its body as the fat is used up.
13. Songwriter Alan Jay Lerner once noted that you write a hit the same way you write a [flop].
14. Our new publicity campaign is a total [flop] which has cost us thousands of dollars in lost revenue.
15. Peter Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" was originally a huge [flop] when it premiered at the Marinski Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1892.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • flop — flop …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • flop — [ flɔp ] interj. et n. m. • 1952; de l angl. to flop « se laisser tomber » 1 ♦ Bruit de chute (notamment de choses molles, pâteuses) ou bruit analogue. ⇒ floc. Faire flop : tomber. 2 ♦ N. m. (Argot du spectacle) Échec. ⇒ bide, four. Auteur qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • flop — [flɒp ǁ flɑːp] verb flopped PTandPP flopping PRESPART [intransitive] if a product or an attempt to do something flops, it fails completely: • A £16 million rights issue in the company flopped yesterday with only 2.4 % of the 151 million shares on …   Financial and business terms

  • flop — flop·er·oo; flop·per; flop·pers; flop·pe·ty; flop·pi·ly; flop·pi·ness; flop·py; ker·flop; giga·flop; flop; flop·per·oo; …   English syllables

  • Flop — may refer to: *Flop, a slang term for failure *Flop, a box office bomb in the entertainment world *Flop (poker), a poker term describing the first three cards dealt to the board *Flip flop (electronics), the bistable multivibrator, a circuit with …   Wikipedia

  • Flop — steht für: einen Misserfolg, einen Reinfall, eine Pleite, meist aus kommerzieller Sicht; nach englisch flop („Misserfolg“, „Reinfall“); Gegenteil von Hit den Fosbury Flop, siehe Hochsprung die ersten drei Gemeinschaftskarten beim Pokern, siehe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Flop — Sm Reinfall, Mißerfolg per. Wortschatz fremd. Erkennbar fremd (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. flop, eigentlich das Hinfallen , einer Ableitung von ne. flop (mit Lärm) hin(unter)fallen , neben ne. flap, dessen weitere Herkunft nicht sicher… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • flop´pi|ly — flop|py «FLOP ee», adjective, pi|er, pi|est, noun, plural pies. Informal. –adj. tending to flop; flopping: »a floppy hat. –n. = floppy disk. (Cf. ↑floppy disk) –flop´pi|ly …   Useful english dictionary

  • flop|py — «FLOP ee», adjective, pi|er, pi|est, noun, plural pies. Informal. –adj. tending to flop; flopping: »a floppy hat. –n. = floppy disk. (Cf. ↑floppy disk) –flop´pi|ly …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flop — der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. flop zu to flop »(hin)plumpsen«>: 1. Kurzform von ↑Fosbury Flop. 2. Misserfolg; Angelegenheit od. Sache, die keinen Anklang findet u. deshalb nicht den erwarteten [finanziellen] Erfolg bringt …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • flop — [fläp] vt. flopped, flopping [echoic var. of FLAP] 1. to flap, strike, throw, or cause to drop noisily and clumsily 2. Photoengraving to turn (a film negative) face down before exposure to a metal plate, in order to create a desired mirror image… …   English World dictionary


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