flop

v. t.

  1. To clap or strike, as a bird its wings, a fish its tail, etc.; to flap.
  2. To turn suddenly, as something broad and flat.

v. i.

  1. To strike about with something broad abd flat, as a fish with its tail, or a bird with its wings; to rise and fall; as, the brim of a hat flops.
  2. To fall, sink, or throw one's self, heavily, clumsily, and unexpectedly on the ground.

n.

  1. Act of flopping.