Definition of Flick

1. Noun. A light sharp contact (usually with something flexible). "He felt the flick of a whip"

Generic synonyms: Contact, Impinging, Striking

2. Verb. Flash intermittently. "The lights flicked on and off"
Exact synonyms: Flicker
Generic synonyms: Blink, Flash, Twinkle, Wink, Winkle
Derivative terms: Flicker

3. Noun. A short stroke.
Generic synonyms: Stroke

4. Verb. Look through a book or other written material. "The customs agents flick the bags for drugs "; "She leafed through the volume"
Exact synonyms: Flip, Leaf, Riff, Riffle, Thumb
Generic synonyms: Peruse
Derivative terms: Leaf

5. Noun. A form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement. "The film was shot on location"

6. Verb. Cause to move with a flick. "He flicked his Bic"
Exact synonyms: Flip
Generic synonyms: Throw
Derivative terms: Flip

7. Verb. Throw or toss with a quick motion. "Jerk his head"
Exact synonyms: Jerk
Generic synonyms: Force, Push
Derivative terms: Jerk

8. Verb. Shine unsteadily. "The horizon is flicking with lights"; "The candle flickered"
Exact synonyms: Flicker
Generic synonyms: Beam, Shine
Derivative terms: Flicker

9. Verb. Twitch or flutter. "The paper flicked"
Exact synonyms: Riffle, Ruffle
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move

10. Verb. Cause to make a snapping sound. "Snap your fingers"
Exact synonyms: Click, Snap
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Snap, Snap, Snapper

11. Verb. Touch or hit with a light, quick blow. "Flicked him with his hand"
Generic synonyms: Brush

12. Verb. Remove with a flick (of the hand).
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw

Definition of Flick

1. v. t. To whip lightly or with a quick jerk; to flap; as, to flick a horse; to flick the dirt from boots.

2. n. A flitch; as, a flick of bacon.

3. v. t. To throw, snap, or toss with a jerk; to flirt; as, to flick a whiplash.

4. n. A light quick stroke or blow, esp. with something pliant; a flirt; also, the sound made by such a blow.

Definition of Flick

1. Noun. A short, quick movement, especially a brush, sweep, or flip. ¹

2. Noun. (informal) A motion picture; ''(in plural, usually preceded by "the")'' movie theater, cinema. ¹

3. Noun. (fencing) A cut that lands with the point, often involving a whip of the foible of the blade to strike at a concealed target. ¹

4. Noun. (tennis) A powerful underarm volley shot. ¹

5. Noun. The act of pressing a place on a touch screen device. ¹

6. Noun. A flitch. ¹

7. Verb. To move or hit (something) with a short, quick motion. ¹

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Definition of Flick

1. to strike with a quick, light blow [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flick

flick (current term)
flick knife
flick knives
flick movements
flick over
flick through
flicker fusion

Literary usage of Flick

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1. A History of the National Tuberculosis Association: The Anti-tuberculosis by Sigard Adolphus Knopf (1922)
"Dr. Lawrence F. flick was a pioneer in every sense of the word. ... Dr. flick was born at Carrolltown, Cambria County, Pa., on August io, 1856. ..."

2. The Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer: Continued to the Present Time by Richard Burn (1797)
"... and every faggot flick within the bond, ... except only on« flick to be but one foot long, to flop or harden the binding. ..."

3. Further Foolishness: Sketches and Satires on the Follies of the Day by Stephen Leacock (1916)
"out of it—flick—darn the thing! It changes too much—where is it all? What is it all ? flick, flick! Now it's back at the old farm—I under- stand that all ..."

4. The Sportsman's Dictionary: Or The Gentleman's Companion: for Town and ...Sports (1800)
"... wooden flat crotchet, (even or eight inches long, with a notch in it, near the end R, which is put into the flick A, and the other end ..."

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