flick


flick
I UK [flɪk] / US verb
Word forms "flick":
present tense I/you/we/they flick he/she/it flicks present participle flicking past tense flicked past participle flicked
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1)
a) [transitive] to make something move quickly and suddenly, especially with a quick movement of the hand

He flicked a speck of cigarette ash off his sleeve.

flick something over/across/at/into/back/down etc:

She flicked back her long dark hair.

Martin flicked the ball at the goalpost.

flick something open:

He flicked open the file in front of him.

b) [intransitive] to move quickly and suddenly
flick over/across etc:

A branch flicked across her face.

The figures on the clock flicked to 5:36.

2) [transitive] to move a switch in order to turn something such as a light or machine on or off
flick something on/off:

He flicked on the car radio.

3) [intransitive/transitive] to look at someone or something quickly

Linda's eyes flicked across the map.

She flicked a glance at the door.

Phrasal verbs:
II UK [flɪk] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "flick":
singular flick plural flicks
1) a sudden quick movement
flick of:

He dealt the cards with a flick of his wrist.

2) informal a film

a seventies crime flick


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