flit

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verb \ˈflit\

Definition of flit

flitted

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flitting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to pass quickly or abruptly from one place or condition to another

  3. 2 archaic :  alter, shift

  4. 3 :  to move in an erratic fluttering manner

flit

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Examples of flit in a Sentence

  1. butterflies flitting around the garden

  2. The hummingbird flitted from flower to flower.

  3. She was always flitting around the kitchen.

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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

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Definition of flit for English Language Learners

  • : to move or fly quickly from one place or thing to another


FLIT Defined for Kids

flit

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verb \ˈflit\

Definition of flit for Students

flitted

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flitting

  1. :  to move, pass, or fly quickly from one place or thing to another Hummingbirds flitted from flower to flower.



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