flick1 [ flık ] verb *
1. ) transitive to make something move quickly and suddenly, especially with a quick movement of the hand:
He flicked a speck of cigarette ash off his sleeve.
flick something over/across/at/into/back/down etc.: She flicked back her long dark hair.
Martin flicked the ball at the goalpost.
flick something open: He flicked open the file in front of him.
a ) intransitive flick over/across etc. to move quickly and suddenly:
A branch flicked across her face.
The figures on the clock flicked to 5:36.
2. ) transitive to move a switch in order to turn something such as a light or machine on or off:
flick something on/off: He flicked on the car radio.
3. ) intransitive or transitive to look at someone or something quickly:
She flicked a glance at the door.
Linda's eyes flicked across the map.
,flick `through phrasal verb transitive flick through something
1. ) to turn the pages of a book, magazine, newspaper, etc. very quickly looking at some of the pages for a very short time
2. ) to quickly change from one television CHANNEL to another, having a very quick look at each to see what program is on:
She flicked through the channels but nothing interesting was on.
flick 2 [ flık ] noun count
1. ) a sudden quick movement:
flick of: He dealt the cards with a flick of his wrist.
2. ) INFORMAL a movie:
a seventies crime flick
at the flick of a switch
quickly and easily, especially by using a computer

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.