Translation of flip-flop in Spanish:


chancleteo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈflɪpflɒp//ˈflɪp flɑp/


  • 1

    chancleteo masculine
  • 2

    (in gymnastics)
    voltereta hacia atrás feminine
    • Patterson fell off the beam on a flip-flop to piked full, but earned the top mark on floor exercise.
    • Also on balance beam, Yarotskaya performed a gainer flip-flop to Onodi, and an aerial-side somi combination.
    • Her routine included a full-twisting flip-flop and triple twist dismount.
    • On balance beam, she performed a flip-flop to Arabian that was solid but thrown after a long pause before the combination.
    • Equally renowned was her power on balance beam, where she tumbled a very high back layout to two feet, and dismounted with two flip-flops to a full-twisting double back.
    • The three-time Olympian fell on her mount (front salto on) and later on a flip-flop.
    • On balance beam, Neijssen fell on a flip-flop, full; and van Leeuwen missed her layout mount and had other wobbles.
    • She dropped to sixth after falling from balance beam (gainer flip-flop to Onodi), and scored 8.850 on floor exercise in the final round.
    • The team was forced to count two falls from Pavlova, who missed a Jaeger on uneven bars, and fell on a flip-flop, layout on balance beam.
    • On balance beam she fell on her flip-flop to tucked full, and crashed her whip-double pike on floor.
    • On balance beam, Khorkina mounted with a round-off layout to two feet, immediate flip-flop, layout step-out.
    • Ukraine's Olga Roschupkina went first, and fell almost immediately on her flip-flop to two layouts.
  • 3US informal

    (reversal of policy)
    giro de 180 grados masculine
    viraje de 180 grados masculine
    to do a flip-flop dar un giro / viraje de 180 grados
    • Just witness one former governor's flip-flop on the issue of driver's licenses for illegal aliens.
    • We have seen an incredible flip-flop on the nuclear policy by this Party.
    • The repeated policy flip-flops of the Greens have undermined the base of that party as well.
    • Do members remember the flip-flop on apprenticeships?
    • His flip-flop on this issue makes him open to criticism.
    • The government is still micro-meddling in business, and the abrupt flip-flop highlights their inconsistent policy-making.
    • Teachers said the major reason they have had difficulties in teaching the new materials were related to educational policy flip-flops, that have left them confused.
    • This was followed by his flip-flop on the testing for salmonella in hamburger meat served in school lunch programs.
    • Every time he was asked, he was not quite sure, or he did a flip-flop on policy.
    • Then there's the governor's suspicious flip-flop on a tax break for the insurance industry.
    • And having achieved his narrow victory, the famous flip-flop on fundamental issues was second nature to him.
    • There has been an absolute flip-flop on health funding.
    • Regular policy flip-flops by the government have alienated the business community, which feels it has been left out of the loop.
    • It was important that they were allowed to slug it out over the so-called flip-flop on that legislation.
    • After his flip-flop on Kyoto last week, he is at it again this week.
    • That is one issue, but of course there is an even bigger flip-flop on an issue that is very close to many New Zealanders' hearts.
    • Stop the flip-flop on Hydro and get serious about our electrical needs.
    • Even more perplexing is his flip-flop on this issue.
    • But he was insisting that his recent abject flip-flop had not made him look like complete idiots in the eyes of the international legal community.
    • Policy flip-flops will only confuse matters and cause people to lose faith in the government's reform measures.
  • 4

    Computing Electronics
    flip-flop masculine
    • In one embodiment, the storage element is a data latch comprising a clock-enabled inverter serially coupled with a flip-flop.
    • John did this by waving a small quartz crystal pendulum over the resistor, which was either passing current, or not - depending on the position of a simple flip-flop relay inside the circuit box.
    • I built a flip-flop circuit, flipped the switch, watched the relay click on and remain on.
    • In state 0, when the flip-flop receives an input pulse, it flips to state 1 but does nothing else.
    • When this flip-flop is triggered, it provides an output to the pulse generator to start the experiment in synchrony with the video signal.
  • 5British


intransitive verbflip-flopped, flip-flopping

  • 1

    (make noise)
    • He's wearing a Northern Arizona baseball cap backward as he flip-flops by in his thongs clutching a Dean Koontz book.
    • Twenty minutes later, they are flip-flopping on the deck.
    • Almost in a trance, I flip-flopped into the place, paid the fee, took off my clothes, went in and sat on a stool, washed myself ever so carefully, repeated the routine, then slipped into the bath.
  • 2

    (in gymnastics)
    dar una voltereta hacia atrás
  • 3US informal

    (reverse policy)
    dar un viraje de 180 grados
    • Even this Party should allow a decent pause before it flip-flops on fiscal policy.
    • They pounded the point that he has allegedly flip-flopped on numerous policy issues in his political career.
    • It has flip-flopped on every issue of any significance.
    • He seems to have flip-flopped on a number of issues and he seems to be a bit reckless with what he says, but he hasn't done enough of that for people to laugh in agreement if you write about those things.
    • All night long, you've flip-flopped on this show.
    • He also said he had flip-flopped on taxes and education, as well as his election promise to maintain fiscal discipline.
    • Aides insist that the president hasn't flip-flopped and that his policy has been consistent throughout.
    • The National Party has since flip-flopped on that issue, of course, and its members now say that they support it.
    • I haven't flip-flopped on anything, I just said I wasn't going to rehash the primary and we're now in a general election and between these two candidates, I think the choice is clear.
    • He has even less credibility when we see him as the man who came into this Parliament as a man above politics, a man of principle - who then flip-flopped on every principle he had ever believed in.
    • I've flip-flopped on this issue for a long time.
    • I specifically voted against him on the sole basis that he flip-flopped on something or other and could very well flip flop again.
    • He has flip-flopped on the Modernisation Bill.
    • What there isn't a case for doing is what the Government's doing, which is actually flip-flopping all the time and changing its mind.
    • Homeowners, watching the value of their flats tumble, complain that Tung flip-flopped on his housing policy - without telling the public.
    • He flip-flopped on that and is now ‘pro-choice’.
    • The Prime Minister is also flip-flopping on policy.
    • But this author doesn't even seem to recognize that he actually has flip-flopped on the issue, rather than simply failing to explain the subtle nuances of his position.
    • I know that I've flip-flopped on Chapter 6 for a long time, so please forgive me.
    • And, yeah, he hasn't flip-flopped on any issue.