- The definition of a flick is a light, quick touch or splash, or an informal name for a movie.
- An example of a flick is the snap of a whip.
- An example of a flick is Oliver and Company.
- To flick is defined as to strike with a quick snap.
An example of to flick is to lightly tap a light switch and turn the light on.
- a light, quick stroke, as with a whip; sudden, jerky movement; snap
- a light, snapping sound, as of the flick of a whip
- a fleck; splotch; streak
Origin of flickechoic, but influenced, influence by flicker
- to strike, propel, remove, etc. with a light, quick, snapping stroke, as with the fingernail
- to make a light, quick, snapping stroke with (a whip, etc.)
Origin of flickfrom flicker
- films collectively
- a showing of a film
- 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.
- A light splash, dash, or daub.
verbflicked, flick·ing, flicks
- To touch or hit with a light quick blow or fillip: flicked him with his hand.
- To cause to move with a sudden movement or jerk: The guard flicked the light switch. The bird flicked its tail.
- To propel or remove with a sudden movement, fillip, or light blow: flicked the lint off the coat.
- To move in sudden or jerky manner: a horse's mane flicking in the wind.
- 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.
Origin of flickImitative
Origin of flickShort for flicker 1
- A short, quick movement, especially a brush, sweep, or flip.
- He removed the speck of dust with a flick of his finger.
- She gave a disdainful flick of her hair and marched out of the room.
- (informal) A motion picture; (in plural, usually preceded by "the") movie theater, cinema.
- My all-time favorite flick is "Gone with the Wind."
- Want to go to the flicks tonight?
- (fencing) A cut that lands with the point, often involving a whip of the foible of the blade to strike at a concealed target.
- (tennis) A powerful underarm volley shot.
- The act of pressing a place on a touch screen device.
- A flitch.
- a flick of bacon
(third-person singular simple present flicks, present participle flicking, simple past and past participle flicked)
- To move or hit (something) with a short, quick motion.
- flick one's hair
- with a flick of the wrist
- to flick the dirt from boots