flick


flick
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noun
ADJECTIVE
quick
deft
VERB + FLICK
give (sth)

The fish gave a quick flick of its tail.

PREPOSITION
with a flick
flick of

With a flick of his wrist he removed the ash from the end of his cigarette.

PHRASES
at the flick of a switch

Heat is available at the flick of a switch (= instantly).

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verb
ADVERB
casually
nervously
quickly
away, back
PREPOSITION
across

His tongue flicked nervously across dry lips.

from

He casually flicked away some dust from his jacket.

off

She flicked the ash off her cigarette.

over

His eyes flicked quickly over the screen.

PHRASES
flick sth open

She snatched up her briefcase and flicked it open.

PHRASAL VERB
flick through sth
ADVERB
absent-mindedly, casually, idly

She flicked idly through a magazine.

quickly
Flick is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑eye, ↑gaze, ↑tongue
Flick is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ash, ↑cigarette, ↑ear, ↑hair, ↑lighter, ↑switch, ↑tail, ↑thumb, ↑whip

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  • Flick — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Friedrich Flick (1883–1972), deutscher Unternehmer Friedrich Karl Flick (1927–2006), deutsch österreichischer Unternehmer Friedrich Christian Flick (Mick Flick; * 1944), deutscher Jurist, Unternehmer und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Flick — may refer to:;Persons and characters* Flick family, an industrial family from Germany * Hans Dieter Flick, German football coach * Flick Shagwell, a porn actress * Tracy Flick, a character from the 1999 film Election * Herr Otto Flick, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Flick — (fl[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flicked} (fl[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flicking}.] [Cf. Flicker.] 1. To whip lightly or with a quick jerk; to flap; as, to flick a horse; to flick the dirt from boots. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 2. To throw, snap, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flick — Flick, n. [See {Flick}, v. t.] 1. A light quick stroke or blow, esp. with something pliant; a flirt; also, the sound made by such a blow. She actually took the whip out of his hand and gave a flick to the pony. Mrs. Humphry Ward. [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flick — flick·ery; flick; flick·er; flick·er·ing·ly; un·flick·er·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • Flick — Flick, n. A flitch; as, a flick of bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flick — ► NOUN 1) a sudden sharp movement up and down or from side to side. 2) the sudden release of a finger or thumb held bent against another finger. 3) informal a cinema film. 4) informal (the flicks) the cinema. ► VERB 1) make or cause to make a …   English terms dictionary

  • flick — flick1 [flik] n. [echoic, but infl. by FLICKER1] 1. a light, quick stroke, as with a whip; sudden, jerky movement; snap 2. a light, snapping sound, as of the flick of a whip 3. a fleck; splotch; streak vt. 1. to strike, propel, remove, etc. with… …   English World dictionary

  • Flick — f English: pet form based on the given name FELICITY (SEE Felicity) …   First names dictionary

  • flick — (n.) mid 15c., probably imitative of a light blow with a whip. Earliest recorded use is in phrase not worth a flykke useless. As slang for film, it is first attested 1926, a back formation from flicker, from their flickering appearance. The verb… …   Etymology dictionary

  • flick — [v] light touch dab, flicker, flip, hit, pat, snap, tap, tip, touch lightly; concept 612 …   New thesaurus