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intr.v. back·flipped, back·flip·ping, back·flips
To perform a backward somersault, especially in the air.
A backward somersault.
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(Gymnastics) a backwards somersault in mid air with arms and legs extended
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n., v. -flipped, -flip•ping. n.
1. a backward somersault.
2. a dive executed by somersaulting backward.
3. a complete reversal in attitude.
4. to perform a backflip.
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