- vt. 笨拙地抛下；扑通放下；拍（翅）
- vi. 失败；扑拍；扑通落下；笨重地摔
- n. 失败；砰然落下；拍击声
- adv. 扑通一声；恰巧
1、flap + drop.
- flop (v.)
- c. 1600, "to flap," probably a variant of flap with a duller, heavier sound. Sense of "fall or drop heavily" is 1836; that of "collapse, fail" is 1919; though the figurative noun sense of "a failure" is recorded from 1893. Related: Flopped; flopping.
- flop (n.)
- 1823, "act of flopping; any action that produces the sound 'flop;' the sound itself," from flop (v.). Figurative sense of "a failure; that which is a failure" is by 1893, from the notion of a sudden break-down or collapse. Extended form flopperoo attested from 1936. The Fosbury flop high-jumping technique (1968) is so called in reference to U.S. athlete Dick Fosbury (b.1947), who used it to win the 1968 Olympic gold medal.
- 1. Very good use of the term flip - flop, by the way.
- 那一个立场不坚定,经常flip -flop 的人可就不能这么说咯!
- 2. It is the public who decide if a film is a smash or a flop.
- 3. He seemed so sure of his decision, how could he flip-flop so dramatically now?
- 4. It is the public who decide whether a film is a hit or a flop.
- 5. In the absence of any well-placed pub, this was the perfect spot to flop down for a packed lunch.
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