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Definition of "flick" []

  • A light quick blow, jerk, or touch: a flick of the wrist; gave my horse a flick with the reins. (noun)
  • The sound accompanying this motion. (noun)
  • A light splash, dash, or daub. (noun)
  • To touch or hit with a light quick blow: flicked him with his hand. See Synonyms at brush1. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to move with a light blow; snap: flicked the light switch on. (verb-transitive)
  • To touch with or as if with the finger or hand in a quick jerky movement (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To propel or remove by a quick jerky movement, usually of the fingers or hand (verb)
  • To move or cause to move quickly or jerkily (verb)
  • To read or look at (a book, newspaper, etc) quickly or idly (verb)
  • To snap or click (the fingers) to produce a sharp sound (verb)
  • A tap or quick stroke with the fingers, a whip, etc (noun)
  • The sound made by such a stroke (noun)
  • A fleck, streak, or particle (noun)

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Use "flick" in a sentence
  • "Radar, on the other hand, insists the skin flick is no laughing matter, writing: During the first part of the tape Chelsea is fully clothed in her work uniform."
  • "February 17th, 2009 at 12: 52 pm get the flick is a fun place."
  • "Based on the novel by David Ebershoff, the flick is about the first ever sex-change patient, Einar Wegener, a male Danish artist who was married to a fellow Danish artist, Gerda Wegener."