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flick - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'flick' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Flick [ n.]
- A flitch; as, a flick of bacon.
2 . Flick [ v. t.]
- To whip lightly or with a quick jerk; to flap; as, to flick a horse; to flick the dirt from boots.

Meaning of 'flick' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . flick [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)
Example in sentence:
  • he felt the flick of a whip;
  • he gave it a flick with his finger
Meaning (2):
- a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
Example in sentence:
  • the film was shot on location;
  • they went to a movie every Saturday night
3 . flick [ v]
Meaning (3):
- throw or toss with a quick motion
Example in sentence:
  • flick a piece of paper across the table;
  • jerk his head
Meaning (4):
- touch or hit with a light, quick blow
Example in sentence:
  • flicked him with his hand
Meaning (5):
- cause to move with a flick
Example in sentence:
  • he flicked his Bic
Meaning (6):
- look through a book or other written material
Example in sentence:
  • He thumbed through the report;
  • She leafed through the volume
Meaning (7):
- cause to make a snapping sound
Example in sentence:
  • snap your fingers
Meaning (8):
- shine unsteadily
Example in sentence:
  • The candle flickered
Meaning (9):
- flash intermittently
Example in sentence:
  • The lights flicked on and off
Meaning (10):
- twitch or flutter
Example in sentence:
  • the paper flicked