flick


1flick

noun \ˈflik\

Definition of FLICK

1
:  a light sharp jerky stroke or movement <a flick of the wrist>
2
:  a sound produced by a flick
3
:  2flicker 1

Origin of FLICK

imitative
First Known Use: 15th century

2flick

verb

: to move (something) with a short, quick movement

: to cause (something) to fly through the air by making a quick movement with your hand, finger, or thumb

: to turn (something) on or off with a switch

Full Definition of FLICK

transitive verb
1
a :  to move or propel with or as if with a flick <flicked her hair back over her shoulder>
b :  to activate, deactivate, or change by or as if by flicking a switch <flick off the radio>
2
a :  to strike lightly with a quick sharp motion
b :  to remove with light blows <flicked an ash off her sleeve>
intransitive verb
1
:  to go or pass quickly or abruptly <flicking through some papers>
2
:  to direct flicks at something

Examples of FLICK

  1. The snake flicked its tongue in and out.
  2. a cow flicking its tail back and forth
  3. She flicked her hair back over her shoulder.
  4. The snake's tongue flicked in and out.
  5. She flicked an ash into the ashtray.
  6. He flicked his cigarette butt out the window.
  7. The boys were flicking each other with towels.

First Known Use of FLICK

1629

3flick

noun

Definition of FLICK

:  movie

Origin of FLICK

short for 2flicker
First Known Use: 1926

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

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