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Blip vs. Flop

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Blipnoun

(electronics) A small dot registered on electronic equipment, such as a radar or oscilloscope screen.

Flopverb

(intransitive) To fall heavily due to lack of energy.

‘He flopped down in front of the television, exhausted from work.’;

Blipnoun

A short sound of a single pitch, usually electronically generated.

Flopverb

(transitive) To cause to drop heavily.

‘The tired mule flopped its ears forward and trudged on.’;

Blipnoun

(by extension) A brief and usually minor aberration or deviation from what is expected or normal.

Flopverb

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

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

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Blipnoun

An individual message or document in the Google Wave software framework.

Flopverb

To pretend to be fouled in sports, such as basketball, hockey (the same as to dive in soccer)

‘It starts with Chris Paul, because Blake didn't really used to flop like that, you know, last year.’; ‘While Stern chastised Vogel for on Thursday calling the Heat "the biggest flopping team in the NBA," he did intimate that he sees merit in the sentiment.’;

Blipverb

To change state abruptly, such as between off and on or dark and light, sometimes implying motion.

Flopverb

(intransitive) To strike about with something broad and flat, as a fish with its tail, or a bird with its wings; to rise and fall; to flap.

‘The brim of a hat flops.’;

Blipverb

(transitive) to replace offending words in a broadcast recording with a tone

Flopverb

To have (a hand) using the community cards dealt on the flop.

‘Both players flopped sets! Cards dealt on the flop: Q95. Player A's hole cards: 55 (making three of a kind: 555). Player B's hole cards: QQ (making three of a kind: QQQ).’;

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Blipnoun

a spot of light on a radar screen, showing the position of a reflecting surface, such as an airplane or ship.

Flopverb

To stay, sleep or live in a place.

Blipnoun

a short upward or downward deviation from a trend line on a graph, especially in a plot of some variable, such as an economic variable, against time; as, a brief blip upward in the unemployment rate.

Flopnoun

An incident of a certain type of fall; a plopping down.

Blipnoun

something small or insignificant.

Flopnoun

A complete failure, especially in the entertainment industry.

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Blipnoun

a brief interruption in the continuity of a recorded or transmitted signal; as, there is a blip on my CD of Beethoven's ninth.

Flopnoun

(poker) The first three cards turned face-up by the dealer in a community card poker game.

Blipnoun

a sudden minor shock or meaningless interruption;

‘the market had one bad blip today’; ‘you can't react to the day-to-day blips’; ‘renewed jitters in the wake of a blip in retail sales’;

Flopnoun

A ponded package of dung, as in a cow-flop.

Blipnoun

a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface

Flopnoun

(computing) One floating-point operation per second, a unit of measure of processor speed.

Flopnoun

(computing) nodot=a.

Flopadverb

Right, squarely, flat-out.

Flopadverb

With a flopping sound.

Flopverb

To clap or strike, as a bird its wings, a fish its tail, etc.; to flap.

Flopverb

To turn suddenly, as something broad and flat.

Flopverb

To strike about with something broad and flat, as a fish with its tail, or a bird with its wings; to rise and fall; as, the brim of a hat flops.

Flopverb

To fall, sink, or throw one's self, heavily, clumsily, and unexpectedly on the ground.

Flopnoun

Act of flopping.

Flopnoun

an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers;

‘this computer can perform a million flops per second’;

Flopnoun

someone who is unsuccessful

Flopnoun

a complete failure;

‘the play was a dismal flop’;

Flopnoun

the act of throwing yourself down;

‘he landed on the bed with a great flop’;

Flopverb

fall loosely;

‘He flopped into a chair’;

Flopverb

fall suddenly and abruptly

Flopverb

fail utterly; collapse;

‘The project foundered’;

Flopadverb

with a flopping sound;

‘he tumbled flop into the mud’;

Flopadverb

exactly;

‘he fell flop on his face’;

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