verbal flop (vur'-buhl flahp) noun. An exaggerated groan, scream, or cry of frustration that is emitted for the sole purpose of drawing a foul. Usually accompanied by a grimace of pain and anguish.
Usage example: Even though the defenders were either standing still or had a hand on the ball, Kobe was able to draw the foul with a verbal flop.
Word History: In Patrick Hruby's ESPN.com article The Art of the Flop, Dallas guard Jason Terry refers to Laker guard Kobe Bryant as a "verbal flopper, able to coax a call out of a single well-timed scream."Eric Snow is standing still. Lebron has the ball.But Kobe still draws the foul with a verbal flop.