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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>; also :  toss <flip me the ball> <flip one end of the scarf over your shoulder>

  3. 2 a :  to cause to turn and especially to turn over <flipped the car> <flipping the pages of a book> b :  to move with a small quick motion <flip a switch>

  4. 3 :  to buy and usually renovate (real estate) so as to quickly resell at a higher price

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to make a twitching or flicking movement <the fish flipped and flopped on the deck>; also :  to change from one position to another and especially turn over <the car flipped>

  7. 2 :  leaf 2 <flipped through the pages>

  8. 3 slang a :  to lose one's mind or composure —often used with out 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: circa 1567


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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

Examples of flip in a sentence

  1. the flip of a coin

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

1695

First Known Use of flip

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>

1823

First Known Use of flip

1823



FLIP Defined for English Language Learners

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flip

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verb \ˈflip\

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


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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


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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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