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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.]
Translations

flicks

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

flicks

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

flicks

[flɪks] npl the flicks (Brit) (fam) → il cine
References in classic literature ?
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.
Mavra Kuzminichna flicked the dust off the clavichord and closed it, and with a deep sigh left the drawing room and locked its main door.
Finally, Hirst's odious words flicked his mind like a whip, and he remembered that he had left her talking to Hirst.
The boy flicked the big, boney horse with his whip and looked thoughtful.
D--n un, if the parson had unt his petticuoats on, I should have lent un o flick; for I love thee dearly, my boy, and d--n me if there is anything in my power which I won't do for thee.
He started and flicked his whip, I shouted so savagely.
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.
Flick them in the face with a wet towel, and flick them hard.
Coulson flicked the ash once more from the end of his cigar and looked at it thoughtfully.
He flicked the horse with his whip, and we dashed away through the endless succession of sombre and deserted streets, which widened gradually, until we were flying across a broad balustraded bridge, with the murky river flowing sluggishly beneath us.
She reeled just then, giddy with fatigue, and down came the lash and flicked a flake of skin from her naked shoulder.
He saw birds come and dip their heads to drink in it and then flick their wings and fly away.