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  1. flick
    IPA[flik]
  2. noun

    • 1. a sudden sharp movement:

      the flick of a switch a flick of the wrist
    • 2. the sudden release of a bent finger or thumb, especially to propel a small object:

      he sent his cigarette spinning away with a flick of his fingers
    • 3. a light, sharp, quickly retracted blow, especially with a whip.

    • 4. a motion picture:

      a Hollywood action flick
    • 5. the movies:

      fancy a night at the flicks?

    verb

    • 1. propel (something) with a sudden sharp movement, especially of the fingers:

      Emily flicked some ash off her sleeve
      Synonym : click, snap, flip, jerk, pull, tug, tweak, yank
    • 2. make a sudden sharp movement:

      the finch's tail flicks up and down
    • 3. turn something electrical on or off by means of a switch:

      he flicked on the air conditioning
    • 4. move (a whip) so as to strike:

      the driver flicked his whip and the cab moved off
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: flick, plural noun: flicks

    • noun

      a sudden quick movement:

      the sudden release of a bent finger or thumb, especially to propel a small object:

    • verb

      strike or propel (something) with a sudden quick movement of the fingers:

      make or cause to make a sudden quick movement:

    • noun

      a knife with a blade that springs out from the handle when a button is pressed; a switchblade.
    • look quickly through a book, magazine, etc.
    • noun

      a movie that appeals mainly to women.
    • noun

      a pornographic film.
    • noun

      a film which appeals to young women.
    • look quickly through a book, magazine, etc.
    • noun

      another term for snap roll
    • noun

      a knife with a blade that springs out from the handle when a button is pressed.
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