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Meaning & Definition of Flip in English

English

Flip

/flɪp/

noun

1. An acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return

    synonym:
  • somersault
  • ,
  • somerset
  • ,
  • summersault
  • ,
  • summerset
  • ,
  • somersaulting
  • ,
  • flip

2. Hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg

    synonym:
  • flip

3. A sudden, quick movement

  • "With a flip of the wrist"
  • "The fish flipped over"
    synonym:
  • flip

4. The act of flipping a coin

    synonym:
  • flip
  • ,
  • toss

5. A dive in which the diver somersaults before entering the water

    synonym:
  • flip

6. (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team

  • "The pass was fumbled"
    synonym:
  • pass
  • ,
  • toss
  • ,
  • flip

verb

1. Lightly throw to see which side comes up

  • "I don't know what to do--i may as well flip a coin!"
    synonym:
  • flip
  • ,
  • toss

2. Cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation

  • "Switch on the light"
  • "Throw the lever"
    synonym:
  • throw
  • ,
  • flip
  • ,
  • switch

3. 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

4. Toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air

    synonym:
  • flip
  • ,
  • twitch

5. Cause to move with a flick

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

6. Throw or toss with a light motion

  • "Flip me the beachball"
  • "Toss me newspaper"
    synonym:
  • flip
  • ,
  • toss
  • ,
  • sky
  • ,
  • pitch

7. Move with a flick or light motion

    synonym:
  • flip

8. Turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse

  • "Flip over the pork chop"
  • "Turn over the pancakes"
    synonym:
  • flip
  • ,
  • flip over
  • ,
  • turn over

9. React in an excited, delighted, or surprised way

  • "He flipped when he heard that he was accepted into princeton university"
    synonym:
  • flip
  • ,
  • flip out

10. Go mad, go crazy

  • "He flipped when he heard that he was being laid off"
    synonym:
  • flip
  • ,
  • flip out

11. Reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

    synonym:
  • interchange
  • ,
  • tack
  • ,
  • switch
  • ,
  • alternate
  • ,
  • flip
  • ,
  • flip-flop

adjective

1. Marked by casual disrespect

  • "A flip answer to serious question"
  • "The student was kept in for impudent behavior"
    synonym:
  • impudent
  • ,
  • insolent
  • ,
  • snotty-nosed
  • ,
  • flip