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flip

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verb \ˈflip\

Definition of flip

flipped

;

flipping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to toss so as to cause to turn over in the air flip a coin flip a pancake; also :  toss flip me the ball flip one end of the scarf over your shoulder

  3. 2a :  to cause to turn and especially to turn over flipped the car flipping the pages of a bookb :  to move with a small quick motion flip a switchc :  to turn (something) on or off with a switch flip on/off the lightsd :  to change or move through (channels, stations, etc.) quickly flipping channels with the remote control

  4. 3 :  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.

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to make a twitching or flicking movement the fish flipped and flopped on the deck

  7. 2a :  to turn or roll from one side to the other :  turn over The crab had flipped onto its back. The car flipped over.b :  to do a somersault in the air :  to do a flip He flipped off the diving board.

  8. 3a :  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.b :  to change or move through channels, pages, etc. He sat on the couch flipping through the channels. flip to another station flip through the pages of a magazine

  9. 4 slang a :  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.b :  to become very enthusiastic

Examples of flip in a Sentence

  1. She was sitting in the waiting room, flipping the pages of a magazine.

  2. His car flipped over on the interstate.

Origin and Etymology of flip

probably imitative


First Known Use: 1616


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flip

noun

Definition of flip

  1. 1 :  a mixed drink usually consisting of a sweetened spiced liquor with beaten eggs

  2. 2 :  an act or instance of flipping

  3. 3 :  the motion used in flipping

  4. 4 :  a somersault especially in the air

  5. 5 :  a holder for a collectible coin made of vinyl or cardboard with a plastic window and often having a sleeve in which to place an identifying insert

Examples of flip in a Sentence

  1. the flip of a coin

  2. She turned on the lights with the flip of a switch.

Origin and Etymology of flip

see 1flip


First Known Use: 1695

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms


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flip

adjective

Definition of flip

Examples of flip in a Sentence

  1. made some flip comment about the marriage between the old man and the considerably younger woman

Origin and Etymology of flip

see 1flip


First Known Use: 1823



FLIP Defined for English Language Learners

flip

play
verb

Definition of flip for English Language Learners

  • : to turn (something) over by throwing it up in the air with a quick movement

  • : to cause (something) to turn or turn over quickly

  • : to move (something) with a quick light movement

flip

noun

Definition of flip for English Language Learners

  • : the act of flipping something : a quick turn, toss, or movement

  • : an athletic movement in which someone jumps in the air and rolls forward or backward : a somersault in the air

flip

adjective

Definition of flip for English Language Learners

  • : not serious


FLIP Defined for Kids

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flip

play
verb \ˈflip\

Definition of flip for Students

flipped

;

flipping

  1. :  to move or turn by or as if by tossing flip a coin flip a switch


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flip

play
noun

Definition of flip for Students

  1. 1 :  a quick turn, toss, or movement the flip of a coin

  2. 2 :  a somersault in the air



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