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  1. fil·lip
    IPA[ˈfiləp]
  2. noun

    • 1. something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity:

      the halving of the automobile tax would provide a fillip to sales
    • 2. a movement made by bending the last joint of the finger against the thumb and suddenly releasing it; a flick of the finger:

      the Prince, by a fillip, made some of the wine fly in Oglethorpe's face
    • 3. a slight smart stroke or tap:

      she began to give him dainty fillips on the nose with a soft forepaw

    verb

    • 1. propel (a small object) with a flick of the finger:

      our aforesaid merchant filliped a nut sharply against his bullying giant
    • 2. strike (someone or something) slightly and smartly:

      he filliped him over the nose
    • 3. stimulate or urge (someone or something):

      pour, that the draught may fillip my remembrance
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: fillip, plural noun: fillips

    • noun

      something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity:

      a movement made by bending the last joint of the finger against the thumb and suddenly releasing it; a flick of the finger.

    • verb

      propel (a small object) with a flick of the fingers.

      strike slightly and smartly:

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