belly flop


belly flop
Synonyms and related words:
belly buster, belly whopper, cannonball, crash dive, dive, drop, fall, gainer, header, jackknife, nose dive, parachute jump, pitch, plunge, pounce, power dive, running dive, sky dive, stationary dive, stoop, swan dive, swoop

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  • belly-flop — ☆ belly flop [bel′ēfläp΄ ] vi. belly flopped, belly flopping to dive awkwardly so that the belly strikes flat against the water or other surface n. an instance or the act of so diving: Also belly bump, belly whop, or belly slam …   English World dictionary

  • belly flop — n a way of jumping into water, in which the front of your body falls flat against the surface of the water >bellyflop v [I] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • belly flop — belly ,flop noun count a way of jumping into water in which the front of the body hits the water, usually in a painful way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • belly flop — noun a dive in which the abdomen bears the main force of impact with the water • Syn: ↑belly flopper, ↑belly whop, ↑belly whopper • Hypernyms: ↑dive, ↑diving * * * I. noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • belly-flop — verb dive so that one hits the water with one s belly • Topics: ↑water sport, ↑aquatics • Hypernyms: ↑dive • Verb Frames: Somebody s Somebody s PP * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • belly flop — 1. n. a failed dive where there is a loud noise when the flat of the stomach hits the water. □ Wow, I never knew that a belly flop hurts! □ A belly flop gets zero points in a dive meet. 2. in. to dive into the water so that the flat of the… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • belly-flop — /bel ee flop /, v.i., belly flopped, belly flopping. Northern and North Midland U.S. 1. to do a belly flop, as in diving or sledding. 2. to land or throw oneself heavily down on one s belly: so tired he just belly flopped on the bed. [1930 35] *… …   Universalium

  • belly flop — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms belly flop : singular belly flop plural belly flops a way of jumping into water in which the front of the body hits the water, usually in a painful way …   English dictionary

  • belly flop — noun Date: 1895 a dive (as into water or in coasting prone on a sled) in which the front of the body strikes flat against another surface called also belly flopper • belly flop intransitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • belly flop — /ˈbɛli flɒp/ (say belee flop) noun Colloquial → belly buster. Also, bellyflop, belly flopper …   Australian English dictionary

  • belly-flop — /ˈbɛli flɒp/ (say belee flop) verb (i) (belly flopped, belly flopping) Colloquial to dive so that one s body hits the water horizontally. Also, bellyflop, gut buster …   Australian English dictionary


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