: to toss so as to cause to turn over in the air ;
- flip one end of the scarf over your shoulder
: to cause to turn and especially to turn over
- flipping the pages of a book
: to move with a small quick motion
: to turn (something) on or off with a switch
: to change or move through (channels, stations, etc.) quickly
- flipping channels with the remote control
: to buy and usually renovate (real estate) so as to quickly resell at a higher price
- He's flipped three houses for a substantial profit.
: to cause or persuade (a witness) to cooperate in prosecuting a criminal case against an associate
- … wrote that the … probe seemed to have reached the stage where investigators are in the process of flipping witnesses.
- —Nancy LeTourneau
: to make a twitching or flicking movement
- the fish flipped and flopped on the deck
: to turn or roll from one side to the other : turn over
- The crab had flipped onto its back.
: to do a somersault in the air : to do a flip
- He flipped off the diving board.
: to change from one state, position, subject, etc., to another
- The job market flipped from hot to cold.
- The commercial flipped back and forth between scenes of country life and city life.
: to change or move through channels, pages, etc.
- He sat on the couch flipping through the channels.
- flip through the pages of a magazine
: to cooperate in the prosecution of a criminal case against an associate
- Before sentencing, two more members defected…. And, soon after receiving his 45-year sentence in May 1989, Leonetti flipped, too.
- —Marguerite Del Giudice
: to lose one's mind or composure
—often used with out
- The patient flipped out in manic behavior.
- She flipped out when she heard about her son's accident.
: to become very enthusiastic