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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLOPPING

But Shaw would be of this kind, flopping and spry to mix you up.

"Slim Travennes," replied the proprietor, flopping a flapjack.

I sneered, flopping our inner shield over flat on the ground.

There is even no flopping about in the bottom of the boat where he is then thrown.

The man snatched at him and caught a flopping sleeve of the jacket.

A flopping fish flipped a bit of jelly into the captain's eye.

"Flopping like a flapjack," Lents commented as he watched the shifting vista.

He says the flopping of the wings will make it rise up, same as a bird flies.

"I never worked so hard in my life," sighed Holy, flopping on his bunk.

Then, flopping over to the other girls, she held up her gloved hands.

WORD ORIGIN

1823, in the literal sense, from flop (v.). Figurative use by 1893.

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