flip open

Definition of flip open

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

Word by Word Definitions

flip play
  1. : to toss so as to cause to turn over in the air

  2. : to cause to turn and especially to turn over

  3. : to move with a small quick motion

  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

  1. : flippant, impertinent

open play
  1. : having no enclosing or confining barrier : accessible on all or nearly all sides

  2. : being in a position or adjustment to permit passage : not shut or locked

  3. : having a barrier (such as a door) so adjusted as to allow passage

  1. : to move (something, such as a door) from a closed position

  2. : to make available for entry or passage by turning back (something, such as a barrier) or removing (something, such as a cover or an obstruction)

  3. : to make available for or active in a regular function

  1. : opening

  2. : open and unobstructed space: such as

  3. : open air


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