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Meaning & Definition of Flick in English

English

Flick

/flɪk/

noun

1. A light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)

  • "He gave it a flick with his finger"
  • "He felt the flick of a whip"
    synonym:
  • flick

2. A short stroke

    synonym:
  • flick

3. A form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement

  • "They went to a movie every saturday night"
  • "The film was shot on location"
    synonym:
  • movie
  • ,
  • film
  • ,
  • picture
  • ,
  • moving picture
  • ,
  • moving-picture show
  • ,
  • motion picture
  • ,
  • motion-picture show
  • ,
  • picture show
  • ,
  • pic
  • ,
  • flick

verb

1. Flash intermittently

  • "The lights flicked on and off"
    synonym:
  • flicker
  • ,
  • flick

2. Look through a book or other written material

  • "He thumbed through the report"
  • "She leafed through the volume"
    synonym:
  • flick
  • ,
  • flip
  • ,
  • thumb
  • ,
  • riffle
  • ,
  • leaf
  • ,
  • riff

3. Cause to move with a flick

  • "He flicked his bic"
    synonym:
  • flip
  • ,
  • flick

4. Throw or toss with a quick motion

  • "Flick a piece of paper across the table"
  • "Jerk his head"
    synonym:
  • jerk
  • ,
  • flick

5. Shine unsteadily

  • "The candle flickered"
    synonym:
  • flicker
  • ,
  • flick

6. Twitch or flutter

  • "The paper flicked"
    synonym:
  • flick
  • ,
  • ruffle
  • ,
  • riffle

7. Cause to make a snapping sound

  • "Snap your fingers"
    synonym:
  • snap
  • ,
  • click
  • ,
  • flick

8. Touch or hit with a light, quick blow

  • "Flicked him with his hand"
    synonym:
  • flick

9. Remove with a flick (of the hand)

    synonym:
  • flick