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flit

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verb \ˈflit\

Simple Definition of flit

  • : to move or fly quickly from one place or thing to another

Full Definition of flit

flit·tedflit·ting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to pass quickly or abruptly from one place or condition to another

  3. 2 archaic :  alter, shift

  4. 3 :  to move in an erratic fluttering manner

flit noun

Examples of flit

  1. butterflies flitting around the garden

  2. The hummingbird flitted from flower to flower.

  3. She was always flitting around the kitchen.



Origin of flit

Middle English flitten, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse flytjask to move, Old English flēotan to float


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with flit



FLIT Defined for Kids

flit

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verb \ˈflit\

Definition of flit

flit·tedflit·ting

  1. :  to move, pass, or fly quickly from one place or thing to another <Hummingbirds flitted from flower to flower.>





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