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American English: /flɑp/
British English: /flɒp/

Translation of flop in Spanish:

intransitive verb present participle flopping past tense, past participle flopped

  • 1 1.1 (fall, move slackly) (+ adverb complement) 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
    Example sentences
    • 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) (US) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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]
    fracasar estrepitosamente


  • 1 (sound, movement) (no plural)
    golpetazo (masculine)
    golpe (masculine) seco
    Example sentences
    • Suddenly, with a sickening slush and smell, the contents came free, sliding to the ground with a dull flop.
    • They dropped a rope ladder that fell with a flop all the way to the ground.
    • If she kept him far enough away, she thought grimly, ignoring the flops of her stomach every time she heard a step, she had a slightly larger chance of surviving.
  • 2 (failure) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • It pulls out all the stops to try to wipe her slate clean, to obliterate the flops and the failures of recent years.
    • You have some scenarios where it doesn't work out and then again, you have some players who stay in school for four years, come into the NBA and are a total flop.
    • She had boyfriends and lovers, but later admitted: ‘I've been a total flop with men.’
    Example sentences
    • Do you have a flop for the night?
    • He hadn't been out of the flop in three weeks except to go to a corner store and buy food.
    • At the flops, the bums all eat the same thing.


  • 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]
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