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flick

play
noun \ˈflik\

Definition of flick

  1. 1 :  a light sharp jerky stroke or movement <a flick of the wrist>

  2. 2 :  a sound produced by a flick

  3. 3 :  2flicker 1



Origin and Etymology of flick

imitative


First Known Use: 15th century


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flick

verb

Simple Definition of flick

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of flick

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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>

  3. 2 a :  to strike lightly with a quick sharp motion b :  to remove with light blows <flicked an ash off her sleeve>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to go or pass quickly or abruptly <flicking through some papers>

  6. 2 :  to direct flicks at something

Examples of flick in a sentence

  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.



1629

First Known Use of flick

1629


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flick

noun

Definition of flick

  1. :  movie



Origin and Etymology of flick

short for 2flicker


First Known Use: 1926

Other Performing Arts Terms



FLICK Defined for Kids

1

flick

play
noun \ˈflik\

Definition of flick for Students

  1. :  a light snapping stroke <the flick of a switch>




2

flick

play
verb

Definition of flick for Students

flicked

flicking

  1. :  to strike or move with a quick motion <He flicked the bug off his arm.> <The snake flicked its tongue.>





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