flip open

phrasal verb

flipped open; flipping open; flips open
: to open or to cause (something) to open with a quick movement
Her notebook flipped open.
She flipped open her notebook.

Examples of flip open in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What to Consider The lid can flip open if not attached to the windscreens. Lauren Breedlove, Travel + Leisure, 21 Mar. 2024 Sealing the bag is much like any other Ziploc bag: Slide a white clip at the zipper lock, attach the vacuum to a white circular disc, flip open the cap, place the end of the vacuum hose on top, and turn on the vacuum. Lindsay Tigar, Peoplemag, 15 Aug. 2023 They can be flipped open using just one hand by experienced users. Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times, 7 Aug. 2023 The ruling, which may be appealed, has implications beyond Hawaii, including in California and other states that also ban or severely restrict butterfly knives, which have been targeted by lawmakers because they can be easily concealed and flipped open. Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times, 7 Aug. 2023 The top of the bag has a zipper closure and flips open for easy access to the bag's main compartment. Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 4 Aug. 2023 The sanitary cap flips open to reveal a straw, where the filter is housed. Phoebe Sklansky, Parents, 31 July 2023 With the same ease of flipping open a folded paper fan, Benefit Cosmetics Fan Fest Mascara separates every last hair (even the tiny ones in the corners) to frame the perimeter of your eyes. Paige Stables, Allure, 26 July 2023 It’s torn to shreds, and the collar is flipped open and just dangling in the wind. Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2023

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“Flip open.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flip%20open. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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