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American English: /ˈflɪp flɑp/
British English: /ˈflɪpflɒp/

Translation of flip-flop in Spanish:


  • 1 (noise)
    chancleteo (masculine)
  • 2 (in gymnastics)
    voltereta (feminine) hacia atrás
    Example sentences
    • Equally renowned was her power on balance beam, where she tumbled a very high back layout to two feet, and dismounted with two flip-flops to a full-twisting double back.
    • Her routine included a full-twisting flip-flop and triple twist dismount.
    • The three-time Olympian fell on her mount (front salto on) and later on a flip-flop.
  • 3 (reversal of policy) (US) [colloquial]
    giro (masculine) de 180 grados
    viraje (masculine) de 180 grados
    to do a flip-flop
    dar un giro or viraje de 180 grados
    Example sentences
    • We have seen an incredible flip-flop on the nuclear policy by this Party.
    • Every time he was asked, he was not quite sure, or he did a flip-flop on policy.
    • It was important that they were allowed to slug it out over the so-called flip-flop on that legislation.
  • 4 (Computing, Electronics)
    flip-flop (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • I built a flip-flop circuit, flipped the switch, watched the relay click on and remain on.
    • In state 0, when the flip-flop receives an input pulse, it flips to state 1 but does nothing else.
    • When this flip-flop is triggered, it provides an output to the pulse generator to start the experiment in synchrony with the video signal.

intransitive verb present participle flip-flopping past tense, past participle flip-flopped

  • 1 (make noise)
    Example sentences
    • Twenty minutes later, they are flip-flopping on the deck.
    • Almost in a trance, I flip-flopped into the place, paid the fee, took off my clothes, went in and sat on a stool, washed myself ever so carefully, repeated the routine, then slipped into the bath.
    • He's wearing a Northern Arizona baseball cap backward as he flip-flops by in his thongs clutching a Dean Koontz book.
  • 2 (in gymnastics)
    dar una voltereta hacia atrás
  • 3 (reverse policy) (US) [colloquial]
    dar un viraje de 180 grados
    Example sentences
    • Homeowners, watching the value of their flats tumble, complain that Tung flip-flopped on his housing policy - without telling the public.
    • They pounded the point that he has allegedly flip-flopped on numerous policy issues in his political career.
    • I haven't flip-flopped on anything, I just said I wasn't going to rehash the primary and we're now in a general election and between these two candidates, I think the choice is clear.
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