flip

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1flip

verb \ˈflip\

: to turn (something) over by throwing it up in the air with a quick movement

: to cause (something) to turn or turn over quickly

: to move (something) with a quick light movement

flippedflip·ping

Full Definition of FLIP

transitive verb
1
:  to toss so as to cause to turn over in the air <flip a coin>; also :  toss <flip me the ball> <flip one end of the scarf over your shoulder>
2
a :  to cause to turn and especially to turn over <flipped the car> <flipping the pages of a book>
b :  to move with a small quick motion <flip a switch>
3
:  to buy and usually renovate (real estate) so as to quickly resell at a higher price
intransitive verb
1
:  to make a twitching or flicking movement <the fish flipped and flopped on the deck>; also :  to change from one position to another and especially turn over <the car flipped>
2
:  leaf 2 <flipped through the pages>
3
slang
a :  to lose one's mind or composure —often used with out
b :  to become very enthusiastic

Examples of FLIP

  1. She was sitting in the waiting room, flipping the pages of a magazine.
  2. His car flipped over on the interstate.

Origin of FLIP

probably imitative
First Known Use: circa 1567

Related to FLIP

Synonyms
skim, leaf, riffle, thumb

Rhymes with FLIP

2flip

noun

: the act of flipping something : a quick turn, toss, or movement

: an athletic movement in which someone jumps in the air and rolls forward or backward : a somersault in the air

Full Definition of FLIP

1
:  a mixed drink usually consisting of a sweetened spiced liquor with beaten eggs
2
:  an act or instance of flipping
3
:  the motion used in flipping
4
:  a somersault especially in the air

Examples of FLIP

  1. the flip of a coin
  2. She turned on the lights with the flip of a switch.

First Known Use of FLIP

1695

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

3flip

adjective

: not serious

Full Definition of FLIP

Examples of FLIP

  1. <made some flip comment about the marriage between the old man and the considerably younger woman>

First Known Use of FLIP

1823

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