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flip

 (flĭp)
v. flipped, flip·ping, flips
v.tr.
1.
a. To throw or toss with a light brisk motion: flipped the ball to the pitcher.
b. To toss in the air, imparting a spin: flip a coin.
2.
a. To cause to turn over or around, especially with a light quick motion: flip over a card; flipped the pancake with a spatula.
b. To turn through (papers, for example); leaf: flipped the pages of the report.
3.
a. To strike quickly or lightly; flick: flipped me on the shoulder with his finger.
b. To move or act on with a quick motion: flip a switch; flipped open her briefcase.
4. To change or reverse (one's position or attitude).
5. To buy and resell (a house, for example) in a short period of time for a profit.
v.intr.
1.
a. To turn over from one side to another or end over end: The canoe flipped over.
b. To turn a somersault, especially in the air.
2.
a. To move up and down in twists and turns: fish flipping about in the net.
b. To move quickly and lightly; snap: The lid flipped open.
3. To leaf; browse: flipped through the catalogue.
4. To change one's mind, especially on a political position.
5. Slang
a. To go crazy.
b. To react strongly and especially enthusiastically: I flipped over the new car.
n.
1. The act of flipping, especially:
a. A flick or tap.
b. A short, quick movement: a flip of the wrist.
c. A somersault.
2. Informal A reversal; a flipflop.
3. A mixed drink made with any of various alcoholic beverages and often including beaten eggs.
adj. flip·per, flip·pest Informal
Marked by casual disrespect; impertinent: a flip answer to a serious question.
Phrasal Verb:
flip out
1. To react strongly; become excited, upset, or angry.
2. To go crazy; have a mental breakdown.
Idioms:
flip (one's) lid Slang
1. To react strongly, as with anger or enthusiasm.
2. To go crazy.
flip (someone) off
Slang To make an obscene gesture toward (someone); give the finger to.

[Perhaps imitative.]

flipping

(ˈflɪpɪŋ)
adj, adv
slang Brit (intensifier): a flipping idiot; it's flipping cold.
[C19: perhaps a euphemism for fucking]
Translations

flipping

[ˈflɪpɪŋ] ADJ (Brit) → condenado

flipping

[ˈflɪpɪŋ] (British)
adv
I can't flipping believe it! → Je ne peux vraiment pas y croire!
flipping horrible → vraiment horrible
adj (= blooming) → fichu(e) before nflip side n
[record] → face f B
[situation] → envers mflip-top bin npoubelle f à couvercle pivotant

flipping

adj, adv (Brit inf emph) → verdammt (inf)

flipping

[ˈflɪpɪŋ] adj (fam) → maledetto/a
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Developers were more concerned about flipping property than working on its quality," Jesse Downs, head of research at Landmark Advisory, told Gulf News.
In mortgage fraud, the trends include equity skimming and more sophisticated property flipping Property flipping involves purchasing property, fraudulently appraising it at a higher value, then quickly selling it to an associate, who may sell it to another associate, and so on.