Definition of 'flick'
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Thankfully, the angry beast can be unleashed at the flick of a switch. The Sun (2016)In fact there were two miserable days in August when my switch was flicked. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In the master ensuite, a flick of the switch sets tiny Swarovski crystal ceiling lights twinkling. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She flicked a dismissive hand at a lift and shrugged. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Something in their unconscious has flicked a switch to turn on symptoms that mimic serious illnesses. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You call flicking through a book not being busy? Times, Sunday Times (2007)You can spend ages flicking your finger along and not much happens. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She agreed with a quick flick of the head. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)Blend right out to the corner flick gently to blur any hard edges. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Want to know what famous flick was filmed on your doorstep? The Sun (2009)But the man reluctantly flicked the switch and then watched spellbound with the rest of us. AUTHENTICITY: Brands, Fakes, Spin and the Lust for Real Life (2003)March took a last draw on his cigarette and flicked it away. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He held a cigarette in his hand and flicked the ash to his right as we spoke. A Rock and a Hard Place (1994)So parents solve the problem with a flick of a switch. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Another visual treasure is a flick picture book. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If we saw one it was the only time we were allowed to flick the finger. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Draw from the corner of your eye up over your socket line and out into a flick at the corner. The Sun (2013)Where would he flick his tongue? EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)The informant made a copy of the flick, which ended up with his son after he died. The Sun (2008)A quick flick across the tip of your nose and the problem is sorted. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Where that line hits your eye socket is where the end of the flick will be, so put your dot there. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'flick'
British English: flick VERB
If something flicks in a particular direction, or if someone flicks it, it moves with a short, sudden movement.
His tongue flicked across his lips.
Definition of flick from the Collins English Dictionary
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