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flutters

noun
plural of flutter

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a sudden and usually temporary growth of activity
  • the site saw a flutter of construction last month, but nothing's happening now

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2 chiefly British a risky undertaking
  • most people regard the lottery as a harmless flutter

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flutters

verb
present tense third-person singular of flutter

Synonyms & Antonyms of flutters (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make an irregular series of quick, sudden movements
  • a lonely butterfly fluttering across the lawn

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2 to move or cause to move with a striking motion
  • fluttered my eyelashes as I struck up a conversation with the new guy at work

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“Flutters.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flutters. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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