Translation of flop in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /flɑːp; flɒp/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-pp-)

  • 1 1.1 (fall, move slackly) (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) she flopped down into a chair se dejó caer en un sillón he flopped down exhausted onto the bed se desplomó en la cama muerto de cansancio her head flopped forward as she fell asleep dio una cabezada al quedarse dormida the fish was flopping about el pez daba coletazos
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    • I looked up to see Brody onstage, his dishevelled dark brown hair flopping across his forehead and both hands hanging onto the microphone.
    • His black hair is flopping into his eyes and I can see an earring in his ear.
    • His dark brown, nearly black hair flopped over one eyebrow as he smiled crookedly, a smile girls back in Sanorn had once loved.
    1.2 (sleep) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], dormir*, apolillar (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • By the time we'd finished we pretty much all felt we'd had enough to last a month and ended up flopped in the lounge watching the Dating Channel on Sky.
    • Of course, we all had far too much to eat, and ended up flopped on the settee feeling full but satisfied for the rest of the night.
    • He flopped underneath a clump of trees and slept exhausted.
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    • Renamed A Kingdom for a Cow, the show flopped and instantly disappeared.
    • I think he knew Dunaway was going to get most of the attention - and, if the show flopped, most of the blame.
    • But a good many, if not most, of his shows flop, for reasons I can't comprehend, when I consider quality alone.
  • 2 (fail) [colloquial/familiar] [play/film/show] fracasar estrepitosamente



  • the book fell flop on the floor el libro dio un golpetazo or golpe seco al caer al suelo to go flop [project/campaign] [colloquial/familiar] fracasar, malograrse

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