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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 ?
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.
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.
Flick them in the face with a wet towel, and flick them hard.
He saw birds come and dip their heads to drink in it and then flick their wings and fly away.
For example 1/24th of a second (24 frames per second or 24hz), is 29,400,000 flicks.
When you're happy with your flicks, connect them to your lash line and continue towards the eye's inner corner.
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.
This action-comedy flick seems to be in the lines of south Indian commercial flicks.
ONE OF the Bollywood heros is drawing the line at being inspired by Hollywood flicks.
The joint venture, devised to celebrate the latest British-built Astra model, is based around the public's top ten flicks filmed in the UK.