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flick 1

 (flĭk)
n.
1.
a. A light quick blow, jerk, or touch: a flick of the wrist; gave my horse a flick with the reins.
b. The sound accompanying this motion.
2. A light splash, dash, or daub.
v. flicked, flick·ing, flicks
v.tr.
1. To touch or hit with a light quick blow or fillip: flicked him with his hand.
2. To cause to move with a sudden movement or jerk: The guard flicked the light switch. The bird flicked its tail.
3. To propel or remove with a sudden movement, fillip, or light blow: flicked the lint off the coat.
v.intr.
1. To move in sudden or jerky manner: a horse's mane flicking in the wind.
2. To look through the parts of something by making quick movements with the fingers: flick through a book; flick through a crate of old records.

[Imitative.]

flick′a·ble adj.

flick 2

 (flĭk)
n. Slang
A movie.

[Short for flicker.]

flick

(flɪk)
vb
1. (tr) to touch with or as if with the finger or hand in a quick jerky movement
2. (tr) to propel or remove by a quick jerky movement, usually of the fingers or hand: to flick a piece of paper at someone.
3. to move or cause to move quickly or jerkily
4. (foll by: through) to read or look at (a book, newspaper, etc) quickly or idly
5. to snap or click (the fingers) to produce a sharp sound
n
6. a tap or quick stroke with the fingers, a whip, etc
7. the sound made by such a stroke
8. a fleck, streak, or particle
9. give someone the flick informal to dismiss someone from consideration
[C15: of imitative origin; compare French flicflac]

flick

(flɪk)
n
1. a cinema film
2. (Film) the flicks the cinema: what's on at the flicks tonight?.

flick1

(flɪk)

n.
1. a sudden light blow or tap, as with a whip or the finger.
2. the sound made by such a blow or tap.
3. a light and rapid movement: a flick of the wrist.
v.t.
4. to strike with a sudden light, smart stroke.
5. to remove with such a stroke: to flick away a crumb.
6. to move, propel, or operate with a sudden stroke or jerk.
v.i.
7. to flutter.
8. to turn pages rapidly or idly (usu. fol. by through).
[1400–50; late Middle English flykke]

flick2

(flɪk)

n. Slang.
a movie.
[1925–30; shortening of flicker1]

Flick

 rabbits or hares collectively, 1887.

flick


Past participle: flicked
Gerund: flicking

Imperative
flick
flick
Present
I flick
you flick
he/she/it flicks
we flick
you flick
they flick
Preterite
I flicked
you flicked
he/she/it flicked
we flicked
you flicked
they flicked
Present Continuous
I am flicking
you are flicking
he/she/it is flicking
we are flicking
you are flicking
they are flicking
Present Perfect
I have flicked
you have flicked
he/she/it has flicked
we have flicked
you have flicked
they have flicked
Past Continuous
I was flicking
you were flicking
he/she/it was flicking
we were flicking
you were flicking
they were flicking
Past Perfect
I had flicked
you had flicked
he/she/it had flicked
we had flicked
you had flicked
they had flicked
Future
I will flick
you will flick
he/she/it will flick
we will flick
you will flick
they will flick
Future Perfect
I will have flicked
you will have flicked
he/she/it will have flicked
we will have flicked
you will have flicked
they will have flicked
Future Continuous
I will be flicking
you will be flicking
he/she/it will be flicking
we will be flicking
you will be flicking
they will be flicking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flicking
you have been flicking
he/she/it has been flicking
we have been flicking
you have been flicking
they have been flicking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flicking
you will have been flicking
he/she/it will have been flicking
we will have been flicking
you will have been flicking
they will have been flicking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flicking
you had been flicking
he/she/it had been flicking
we had been flicking
you had been flicking
they had been flicking
Conditional
I would flick
you would flick
he/she/it would flick
we would flick
you would flick
they would flick
Past Conditional
I would have flicked
you would have flicked
he/she/it would have flicked
we would have flicked
you would have flicked
they would have flicked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flick - a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)flick - a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible); "he gave it a flick with his finger"; "he felt the flick of a whip"
impinging, striking, contact - the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
2.flick - a short stroke
stroke - a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush; "she applied the paint in careful strokes"
3.flick - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movementflick - 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"
product, production - an artifact that has been created by someone or some process; "they improve their product every year"; "they export most of their agricultural production"
sequence, episode - film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie
credit - an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work; "the credits were given at the end of the film"
subtitle, caption - translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen
credits - a list of acknowledgements of those who contributed to the creation of a film (usually run at the end of the film)
telefilm - a movie that is made to be shown on television
scene, shot - a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
feature film, feature - the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater; "the feature tonight is `Casablanca'"
final cut - the final edited version of a movie as approved by the director and producer
home movie - a film made at home by an amateur photographer
collage film - a movie that juxtaposes different kinds of footage
coming attraction - a movie that is advertised to draw customers
shoot-'em-up - a movie featuring shooting and violence
short subject - a brief film; often shown prior to showing the feature
docudrama, documentary, documentary film, infotainment - a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
cinema verite - a movie that shows ordinary people in actual activities without being controlled by a director
film noir - a movie that is marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, menace, and cynical characters; "film noir was applied by French critics to describe American thriller or detective films in the 1940s"
skin flick - a pornographic movie
rough cut - the first print of a movie after preliminary editing
silent movie, silent picture, silents - a movie without a soundtrack
slow motion - a movie that apparently takes place at a slower than normal speed; achieved by taking the film at a faster rate
talkie, talking picture - a movie with synchronized speech and singing
3D, 3-D, three-D - a movie with images having three dimensional form or appearance
show - a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"
musical, musical comedy, musical theater - a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
dub - provide (movies) with a soundtrack of a foreign language
synchronise, synchronize - make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action; "synchronize this film"
film, shoot, take - make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
videotape, tape - record on videotape
reshoot - shoot again; "We had to reshoot that scene 24 times"
Verb1.flick - flash intermittently; "The lights flicked on and off"
flash, twinkle, wink, winkle, blink - gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"
2.flick - look through a book or other written material; "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume"
peruse - examine or consider with attention and in detail; "Please peruse this report at your leisure"
3.flick - cause to move with a flick; "he flicked his Bic"
throw - propel through the air; "throw a frisbee"
4.flick - throw or toss with a quick motion; "flick a piece of paper across the table"; "jerk his head"
push, force - move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
5.flick - shine unsteadily; "The candle flickered"
beam, shine - emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"
6.flick - twitch or flutter; "the paper flicked"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
7.flick - cause to make a snapping sound; "snap your fingers"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
8.flick - touch or hit with a light, quick blow; "flicked him with his hand"
brush - touch lightly and briefly; "He brushed the wall lightly"
9.flick - remove with a flick (of the hand)
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

flick

verb
1. jerk, pull, tug, lurch, jolt The man flicked his gun up from beside his thigh.
2. strike, tap, jab, remove quickly, hit, touch, stroke, rap, flip, peck, whisk, dab, fillip She flicked a speck of fluff from her sleeve.
3. click, press, snap I found some switches and flicked them.
noun
1. tap, touch, sweep, stroke, rap, flip, peck, whisk, jab a flick of a paintbrush
flick through something browse, glance at, skim, leaf through, flip through, thumb through, skip through She flicked through some magazines.

flick

noun
Light and momentary contact with another person or thing:
verb
To make light and momentary contact with, as in passing:
Translations
فِلْم سينمائينَقْرَه بالأصْبَعيفتَح بِنَقْرَةٍ
filmotevřít švihnutím/trhnutímšvihnoutšvihnutítrhnout
filmhurtig bevægelseknipseryk
megpöccintpöccintés
slá/opna/hreyfa létt meî snöggri sveiflusnögg og létt sveifluhreyfing
staigus judesysšvystelėjimas
kinitis, kinisparautrāviensuzsistuzsitiens
otvoriť
fiskefiske vurmakhafifçe dokunmaksinema

flick

[flɪk]
A. N
1. [of tail] → coletazo m; [of finger] → capirotazo m, papirotazo m; [of duster] → pasada f; [of whip] → latigazo m
with a flick of the whipde un latigazo
with a flick of the wristcon un movimiento rápido de la muñeca
see also switch A1
2. (Brit) → película f, peli f
the flicksel cine
B. VT (with finger) → dar un capirotazo a
she flicked her hair out of her eyesse apartó el pelo de los ojos
to flick sth awayquitar algo con un movimiento rápido
C. VI the snake's tongue flicked in and outla víbora metía y sacaba la lengua
to flick over the pageshojear rápidamente las páginas
D. CPD flick knife N (Brit) → navaja f automática, navaja f de resorte (Mex)
flick off VT + ADV [+ dust, ash] → sacudir; [+ light, TV] → apagar
flick on VT + ADV [+ light, TV] → encender
flick through VI + PREP [+ book, pages] → hojear rápidamente

flick

[ˈflɪk]
n
[whip] → petit coup m
[finger] → pression f
[switch] with the flick of a switch → rien qu'en appuyant sur un bouton
(= look)
a quick flick through the pages of the book → un coup d'œil rapide dans les pages du livre
(SPORT) (= pass) → passe f
(British) (= movie) → film m
vt
[+ switch] → appuyer sur
She flicked the switch to turn the light on → Elle a appuyé sur le bouton pour allumer la lumière.
(= move) → agiter
to flick sth from sth (= remove) → enlever qch de qch d'une chiquenaude
to flick ash into an ashtray → faire tomber sa cendre dans un cendrier
to flick sth away → envoyer qch d'une chiquenaude
vi (= move quickly) → passer rapidement
flick off
vt sep [+ appliance] → éteindre; [+ switch] → appuyer sur (pour éteindre)
flick through
vt fus
[+ book, magazine] → feuilleter
[+ channels] → zapper

flick

n (with finger) → Schnipsen nt no pl; (of tail)kurzer Schlag; (with whip) → Schnalzen nt no pl; with a flick of his fingers/the whipmit einem Finger-/Peitschenschnalzen; a flick of the wristeine schnelle Drehung des Handgelenks
vt whipschnalzen or knallen mit; fingersschnalzen mit; (with whip) horse etcleicht schlagen; (with fingers) switchanknipsen; dust, ashwegschnipsen; (with cloth) → wegwedeln; she flicked her hair out of her eyessie strich sich (dat)die Haare aus den Augen; I’ll just flick a duster round the sitting room (inf)ich wedel or geh eben mal mit dem Staubtuch durchs Wohnzimmer (inf); she flicked the light onsie knipste das Licht an; he flicked the piece of paper onto the floorer schnipste das Papier auf den Fußboden
vi the snake’s tongue flicked in and outdie Schlange züngelte

flick

[flɪk]
1. n
a. (gen) → colpetto
see also flicks
2. vt (with finger) → dare un colpetto a
she flicked her hair out of her eyes → buttò i capelli da una parte
3. vi the snake's tongue flicked in and outla lingua del serpente guizzava
flick off vt + adv (dust, ash) → mandar via con un colpetto
flick through vi + prep (book, pages) → sfogliare, scartabellare

flick

(flik) noun
1. a quick, sharp movement. a flick of the wrist.
2. (slang) a movie.
verb
to make this kind of movement (to or with something). He flicked open a packet of cigarettes.
References in classic literature ?
He saw birds come and dip their heads to drink in it and then flick their wings and fly away.
Flick them in the face with a wet towel, and flick them hard.
He saw the trolleys hurrying west, in the hot, hazy morning, full of women in light summer dresses, and white-faced straw- hatted men fresh from Boston desks; the stack of bicycles outside the post-office; the come-and-go of busy officials, greeting one another; the slow flick and swash of bunting in the heavy air; and the important man with a hose sluicing the brick sidewalk.
Kneaded to irresponsible pulp, half hypnotized by the perpetual flick and readjustment of the uneasy chudders that veiled their eyes, Kim slid ten thousand miles into slumber - thirty-six hours of it - sleep that soaked like rain after drought.
Each beast was called by name, the weakest first, and woe betide any dog that moved out of his turn; for the tapering lash would shoot out like thonged lightning, and flick away an inch or so of hair and hide.
He gives his cuffs a flick, and starts in to make things jolly all round by telling a story about a man he knows named Wotherspoon.
To Katharine it seemed as if they had brushed away sixty years or so with the first flick of their damp dusters.
In his youth One Eye had once sniffed too near a similar, apparently inert ball of quills, and had the tail flick out suddenly in his face.
And this persists even when from practice and through growing callousness of fibre we come to the point when nothing that we meet in that rapid blinking stumble across a flick of sunshine--which our life is--nothing, I say, which we run against surprises us any more.
And at a distance of a quarter of an inch from her chin he administered the slightest flick of a tap.
A chill gust of wind, wandering through the damp and sooty obscurity over the waste of roofs and chimney-pots, touched his face with a clammy flick.
A flick of sunshine upon a strange shore, the time to re- member, the time for a sigh, and--good-by