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FLIP-FLOP (flip-flopped, flip-flopping)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flip-flop mean? 

FLIP-FLOP (noun)
  The noun FLIP-FLOP has 4 senses:

1. a decision to reverse an earlier decision
2. a backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toe
3. an electronic circuit that can assume either of two stable states
4. a backward somersault

  Familiarity information: FLIP-FLOP used as a noun is uncommon.


FLIP-FLOP (verb)
  The verb FLIP-FLOP has 1 sense:

1. reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

  Familiarity information: FLIP-FLOP used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLIP-FLOP (noun)


Sense 1flip-flop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A decision to reverse an earlier decision

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

turnabout; flip-flop; change of mind; turnaround; reversal

Hypernyms ("flip-flop" is a kind of...):

deciding; decision making (the cognitive process of reaching a decision)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "flip-flop"):

afterthought; reconsideration; rethink; second thought (thinking again about a choice previously made)


Sense 2flip-flop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toe

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

flip-flop; thong

Hypernyms ("flip-flop" is a kind of...):

sandal (a shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the foot)


Sense 3flip-flop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An electronic circuit that can assume either of two stable states

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("flip-flop" is a kind of...):

circuit; electric circuit; electrical circuit (an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow)


Sense 4flip-flop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A backward somersault

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("flip-flop" is a kind of...):

flip; somersault; somersaulting; somerset; summersault; summerset (an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return)


FLIP-FLOP (verb)


Sense 1flip-flop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

flip-flop; interchange; alternate; tack; switch; flip

Hypernyms (to "flip-flop" is one way to...):

change by reversal; reverse; turn (change to the contrary)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something


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