Him flop over on to him back, den creep away growling out, and sayin' tings beneath him breath.
He tried to flop over, as he could so easily do when sleeping on his wolf-skins in the cave.
Those boys can pull a gun and flop over that log quicker than you can think.
Wooden, horse-drawn rake which the farmer could flop over to empty as he walked behind it.
You can feel him flop over, clean tuckered out with kicking and working his arms.
But at last, with a little circle, it appeared to flop over and to lie still, a dark spot on the snow.
c.1600, 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.
1823, in the literal sense, from flop (v.). Figurative use by 1893.