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See definition of flopping on Dictionary.com
  • verbfall limply, collapse
  • verbfail miserably

synonyms for flopping

  • dangle
  • flounder
  • flutter
  • jerk
  • sag
  • stagger
  • tumble
  • wiggle
  • droop
  • drop
  • flag
  • flap
  • hang
  • lop
  • quiver
  • slump
  • teeter
  • topple
  • toss
  • totter
  • wave
  • fold
  • misfire
  • close
  • miscarry
  • bomb
  • founder
  • flummox
  • come apart
  • fall flat
  • come to nothing
  • fall short
  • wash out

antonyms for flopping

MOST RELEVANT
  • ascend
  • increase
  • rise
  • accomplish
  • achieve
  • succeed
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How to use flopping in a sentence

There was no shelling at the moment, but rifle bullets kept flopping into the parapet especially when the periscope was moved.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Flick Wilder now began to return, talking violently and flopping about in the last stages of a nightmare.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
The pounding, flopping and scratching on the hollow roof made the stable resound like the big drum in an Orange parade.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
I sneered, flopping our inner shield over flat on the ground.
PHARAOH'S BROKERELLSWORTH DOUGLASS
Flopping over on his stomach, endeavoring to hold down the last remnants of his innards, he begged to be left alone.
WATCH YOURSELF GO BYAL. G. FIELD
When dusk fell it seemed that the sentries were doubled, to judge by the noise of the flopping and moving about.
THE BEACH OF DREAMSH. DE VERE STACPOOLE
The Groggleses are the turtle, looking out for a moment, and flopping down again.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
He shot into a tree-top full of bickering blackbirds and brought three down, torn, flopping, bleeding.
TRAMPING ON LIFEHARRY KEMP
But Uncle Wiggily hit the bad bird with his barber-pole crutch, and the hawk flew away, flopping his wings and tail.
UNCLE WIGGILY'S TRAVELSHOWARD R. GARIS
And where there had been one huge writhing cable, now there were horribly two, lashing and flopping in the death throes.
THE DEVIL IN IRONROBERT E. HOWARD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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