1. verb
a) To fall heavily, because lacking energy.

He flopped down in front of the television as he was exhausted from work.

b) To fail completely, not to be successful at all (about a movie, play, book, song etc.).

The latest album flopped and so the studio canceled her contract.

2. noun
a) An incident of a certain type of fall; a plopping down.<! please replace with real def

The flop didnt help you but probably did help the other hands.

b) A complete failure, especially in the entertainment industry.

Here are six tips to help you play successfully on the flop (the first three communal cards).

Syn: dud, fiasco, turkey, box office bomb
3. adverb
a) Right, squarely, flat-out.
b) With a flopping sound.
See Also: flip-flop, flipflop, flip flop

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