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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
References in classic literature ?
He panted up the terrace only to disappear to the head in a wave of monkeys, but he threw himself squarely on his haunches, and, spreading out his forepaws, hugged as many as he could hold, and then began to hit with a regular bat-bat-bat, like the flipping strokes of a paddle wheel.
He undergoes so much from such inquiries that when they are made by boys he revenges himself by flipping at their ears over the counter and asking the young dogs what they mean by it and why they can't speak out at once?
The other fox-terrier, the one with the injured foreleg, endured Michael's sniff with no more than hysterical growls deep in the throat; but the flipping out of Michael's tongue was too much.
Despite the rise in flipping returns in the second quarter, home flippers should proceed with caution in the next six to 12 months as home price appreciation slows and a possible interest rate increase could shrink the pool of prospective buyers for fix-and-flip homes," RealtyTrac Vice President Daren Blomquist said.
Miami topped the list of hot flipping cities followed by Los Angeles, Phoenix, New York then Tampa.
Instead of lecturing, flipping his classroom has also allowed Christensen to do more activities in class and spend more one-on-one time with each student.
Since that initial report, researchers have confirmed a second case of base flipping and have interpreted the shapes of other enzymes as suggesting that this unusual mechanism occurs in many DNA-protein encounters, including the essential ones by which enzymes repair damaged DNA.
June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Attendees at this week's Licensing International Expo in New York are flipping out, and it's not just over the endless sea of licensed properties on display.
Flipping is an easy way to make big profits with little or no overhead, in a short period of time.