flick


flick
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
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.

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  • Flick — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Friedrich Flick (1883–1972), deutscher Unternehmer Friedrich Karl Flick (1927–2006), deutsch österreichischer Unternehmer Friedrich Christian Flick (Mick Flick; * 1944), deutscher Jurist, Unternehmer und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Flick — may refer to:;Persons and characters* Flick family, an industrial family from Germany * Hans Dieter Flick, German football coach * Flick Shagwell, a porn actress * Tracy Flick, a character from the 1999 film Election * Herr Otto Flick, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Flick — (fl[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flicked} (fl[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flicking}.] [Cf. Flicker.] 1. To whip lightly or with a quick jerk; to flap; as, to flick a horse; to flick the dirt from boots. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 2. To throw, snap, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flick — Flick, n. [See {Flick}, v. t.] 1. A light quick stroke or blow, esp. with something pliant; a flirt; also, the sound made by such a blow. She actually took the whip out of his hand and gave a flick to the pony. Mrs. Humphry Ward. [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flick — flick·ery; flick; flick·er; flick·er·ing·ly; un·flick·er·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • Flick — Flick, n. A flitch; as, a flick of bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flick — ► NOUN 1) a sudden sharp movement up and down or from side to side. 2) the sudden release of a finger or thumb held bent against another finger. 3) informal a cinema film. 4) informal (the flicks) the cinema. ► VERB 1) make or cause to make a …   English terms dictionary

  • flick — flick1 [flik] n. [echoic, but infl. by FLICKER1] 1. a light, quick stroke, as with a whip; sudden, jerky movement; snap 2. a light, snapping sound, as of the flick of a whip 3. a fleck; splotch; streak vt. 1. to strike, propel, remove, etc. with… …   English World dictionary

  • Flick — f English: pet form based on the given name FELICITY (SEE Felicity) …   First names dictionary

  • flick — (n.) mid 15c., probably imitative of a light blow with a whip. Earliest recorded use is in phrase not worth a flykke useless. As slang for film, it is first attested 1926, a back formation from flicker, from their flickering appearance. The verb… …   Etymology dictionary

  • flick — [v] light touch dab, flicker, flip, hit, pat, snap, tap, tip, touch lightly; concept 612 …   New thesaurus