View definitions for flop


noun as in miserable failure

verb as in fall limply, collapse

verb as in fail miserably

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Example Sentences

That doesn’t mean the new platforms are a flop — or even that they aren’t great.

It was an expensive flop, plagued by delays and quality issues, and the company ended up in bankruptcy.

From Fortune

Whether ill-judged or simply ahead of its time, the transition was a resounding flop.

From Fortune

The company has been rumored for sometime to be working on a less expensive follow-up to its flop smart speaker, the HomePod.

From Fortune

If it’s a flop, we probably will never learn how many people took advantage.

From Vox

When Fernandez got control of AirAsia it had been a limping, government-subsidized flop.

Earlier, a two-headed dragon in the Ron Howard flop Willow was known, at least around the set, as the “Ebersisk.”

Everyone dressed appropriately and even impeccably—not a flip-flop in sight.

In case the film was transposed to 2014, the director believes it would be a guaranteed flop.

Not surprisingly, the per diem proposal has been a flop since Moran floated it a few weeks ago.

Bud turned his hotcakes with a vicious flop that spattered more batter on the stove.

Never a flop of tail to indicate gratitude for blandishments, never the faintest symptom of canine appreciation.

One of these days Dan will take a flop and land clean over in the Thatcher camp.

She says to tell you it looks at last like our old eagle bird will have a chance to flop its wings in France.

Margaret knelt in a soft flop of scented lingerie beside the indignant young thing.


On this page you'll find 116 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to flop, such as: bust, debacle, disaster, dud, fiasco, and washout.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.