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fil·lip

 (fĭl′əp)
n.
1. A snap or light blow made by pressing a fingertip against the thumb and suddenly releasing it.
2. Something that excites or stimulates: "Spritely tabasco onions, just a little crunch for the top, were an added fillip" (Alison Arnett).
tr.v. fil·liped, fil·lip·ing, fil·lips
1. To strike or propel rapidly by a fillip: filliped my ear; filliped the pretzel across the counter.
2. To stimulate or arouse.

[Imitative.]

fillip

(ˈfɪlɪp)
n
1. something that adds stimulation or enjoyment
2. the action of holding a finger towards the palm with the thumb and suddenly releasing it outwards to produce a snapping sound
3. a quick blow or tap made by a finger snapped in this way
vb
4. (tr) to stimulate or excite
5. (tr) to strike or project sharply with a fillip
6. (intr) to make a fillip
[C15 philippe, of imitative origin]

fil•lip

(ˈfɪl əp)

v.t.
1. to strike with the nail of a finger snapped from the end of the thumb.
2. to tap or strike smartly.
3. to drive by or as if by a fillip.
v.i.
4. to make a fillip with the fingers.
n.
5. an act or instance of filliping; a smart tap or stroke.
6. anything that tends to rouse, excite, or revive; a stimulus.
[1425–75; late Middle English philippe to make a sound with thumb and right forefinger]

fillip


Past participle: filliped
Gerund: filliping

Imperative
fillip
fillip
Present
I fillip
you fillip
he/she/it fillips
we fillip
you fillip
they fillip
Preterite
I filliped
you filliped
he/she/it filliped
we filliped
you filliped
they filliped
Present Continuous
I am filliping
you are filliping
he/she/it is filliping
we are filliping
you are filliping
they are filliping
Present Perfect
I have filliped
you have filliped
he/she/it has filliped
we have filliped
you have filliped
they have filliped
Past Continuous
I was filliping
you were filliping
he/she/it was filliping
we were filliping
you were filliping
they were filliping
Past Perfect
I had filliped
you had filliped
he/she/it had filliped
we had filliped
you had filliped
they had filliped
Future
I will fillip
you will fillip
he/she/it will fillip
we will fillip
you will fillip
they will fillip
Future Perfect
I will have filliped
you will have filliped
he/she/it will have filliped
we will have filliped
you will have filliped
they will have filliped
Future Continuous
I will be filliping
you will be filliping
he/she/it will be filliping
we will be filliping
you will be filliping
they will be filliping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been filliping
you have been filliping
he/she/it has been filliping
we have been filliping
you have been filliping
they have been filliping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been filliping
you will have been filliping
he/she/it will have been filliping
we will have been filliping
you will have been filliping
they will have been filliping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been filliping
you had been filliping
he/she/it had been filliping
we had been filliping
you had been filliping
they had been filliping
Conditional
I would fillip
you would fillip
he/she/it would fillip
we would fillip
you would fillip
they would fillip
Past Conditional
I would have filliped
you would have filliped
he/she/it would have filliped
we would have filliped
you would have filliped
they would have filliped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fillip - anything that tends to arousefillip - anything that tends to arouse; "his approval was an added fillip"
positive stimulus - a stimulus with desirable consequences

fillip

noun boost, push, spur, spice, incentive, stimulus, prod, zest, goad The news gave a tremendous fillip to businesses.

fillip

noun
Something that causes and encourages a given response:
Translations

fillip

[ˈfɪlɪp] Nestímulo m
to give a fillip toestimular

fillip

[ˈfɪlɪp] ncoup m de fouet (fig)

fillip

n (fig)Ansporn m, → Aufmunterung f; to give somebody a fillipjdn aufmuntern or anspornen; to give something a fillipeiner Sache (dat)(neuen) Schwung geben; this gave a fillip to our businessdadurch hat unser Geschäft einen Aufschwung genommen

fillip

[ˈfɪlɪp] nstimolo, incentivo
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A natural fillip followed, the beetle went floundering into the aisle and lit on its back, and the hurt finger went into the boy's mouth.
I grant an ugly WOMAN is a blot on the fair face of creation; but as to the GENTLEMEN, let them be solicitous to possess only strength and valour: let their motto be:- Hunt, shoot, and fight: the rest is not worth a fillip.
Voltaire might have canted if he'd stood in my shoes; but the brains' - with a rattling fillip on his bald head - 'the brains were clear and active, and I saw and made no deductions.
Giving the lambda a fillip with my finger, I turned it upside down.
A fillip was given to the conversation when Adam told of his seeing Lady Arabella, on her way to Castra Regis.
Pierre, the Slaughterer, if you look at me like that again, I'll fillip the dust off your nose for you.
They could tell the people who had come down from London for the day; the keen air gave a fillip to their weariness.
I suspect that he had been roughly handled by Captain Anthony up there, and the resentment gave a tremendous fillip to the slow play of his wits.
Whether the Irrepressible felt slighted by Bella's declaration that she would not quarrel, or whether her spitefulness was evoked by Bella's return to the sphere of Mr George Sampson's courtship, or whether it was a necessary fillip to her spirits that she should come into collision with somebody on the present occasion,--anyhow she made a dash at her stately parent now, with the greatest impetuosity.
But even if they are filled with toss silk, I can tell you, senor, I am not going to fight; let our masters fight, that's their lookout, and let us drink and live; for time will take care to ease us of our lives, without our going to look for fillips so that they may be finished off before their proper time comes and they drop from ripeness.
It will prove a much-needed fillip for staff morale after Mr Dorsey announced earlier this month that 8% of staff would be laid off as "part of an overall plan to organise around top product priorities".
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