flit


flit

verb \ˈflit\

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

flit·tedflit·ting

Full Definition of FLIT

intransitive verb
1
:  to pass quickly or abruptly from one place or condition to another
2
archaic :  alter, shift
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

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