Examples of flit in a Sentence
butterflies flitting around the garden
The hummingbird flitted from flower to flower.
She was always flitting around the kitchen.
Recent Examples of flit from the Web
My house is made of the stuff of dreams, flitting like ghosts in the sunlight, dust devils meandering without destination.
Meanwhile, Google CEO Eric Schmidt flits about, making up reasons why Google is invincible.
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Origin and Etymology of flit
Middle English flitten, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse flytjask to move, Old English flēotan to float
First Known Use: 13th century
FLIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flit for English Language Learners
: to move or fly quickly from one place or thing to another
FLIT Defined for Kids
Definition of flit for Students
: to move, pass, or fly quickly from one place or thing to another Hummingbirds flitted from flower to flower.
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