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flick 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
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.
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.


flick′a·ble adj.

flick 2

n. Slang
A movie.

[Short for flicker.]


[ˈflɪks] npl (= cinema) to go to the flicks → aller au cinoche


pl (inf)Kintopp m (inf); to/at the flicksin den/im Kintopp (inf)


[flɪks] npl the flicks (Brit) (fam) → il cine
References in classic literature ?
Bute's twinkling eyes, or the flicks of yellow that the rushlight threw on the dreary darkened ceiling.
Finding it past all rousing for the time, she slowly gets upon her feet, with an air of disappointment, and flicks the face with the back of her hand in turning from it.
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.
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.
Every Inuit boy prides himself as being a master of the long lash; but it is easy to flick at a mark on the ground, and difficult to lean forward and catch a shirking dog just behind the shoulders when the sleigh is going at full speed.
From time to time a greenish wave of the Northern Lights would roll across the hollow of the high heavens, flick like a flag, and disappear; or a meteor would crackle from darkness to darkness, trailing a shower of sparks behind.
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.
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 court case against Michael McAdam and Gabrielle Tolan over food poisoning allegedly associated with Flicks in Belfast was adjourned yesterday to allow completion of a food hygiene report.