(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. fall, drop, thud, plump down; loll, idle; flutter, flap; slang, sleep, bed down; slang, fail, bust (inf.), lay an egg (sl.). See descent, failure, repose. — n., slang, failure, bust (sl.), turkey (sl.).
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To move with little control]
Syn. wobble, teeter, totter, tumble, flounder, flap, wave, flutter, shake, bounce, turn topsy-turvy, flip-flop.
2. [To fall without restraint]
Syn. slump, drop, plump down, plop; see fall 1 .
3. [To be limp]
Syn. flap, droop, dangle; see hang 2 .
4. [*To be a complete failure]
Syn. miscarry, founder, fall flat, bomb*; see fail 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
failure, *bomb, *dud, *dog, loser, *turkey, disaster, *bust, fiasco, *clunker, *lemon, *lead balloon, *laugher.
ANT.: success, hit, triumph, winner
1. fall plop, collapse, flounder, *belly-flop, tumble, topple, *plunk down, *fall flat on one's face.
2. fail *bomb, *go over like a lead balloon, *washout, fizzle, *lay an egg, fold, *sputter and die.
ANT.: 2. succeed, triumph, win
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To drop or sink heavily and noisily: plop, plump2, plunk. See RISE. 2. To hang limply, loosely, and carelessly: droop, loll, lop2, sag, slouch, wilt. See HANG. 3. To move (one's arms or wings, for example) up and down: beat, flap, flitter, flutter, waggle, wave. See REPETITION. 4. Informal. To be unsuccessful: choke, fail, fall through. Informal: fall down. Slang: bomb. Idioms: fail of success, fall short. See THRIVE. 5. Slang. To go to bed: bed (down), retire. Informal: turn in. Slang: crash. Idioms: call it a night, hit the hay (or sack). See AWARENESS. II noun Informal One that fails completely: bust, failure, fiasco, loser, washout. Informal: dud, lemon. Slang: bomb. See THRIVE.

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