Flick meaning

flĭk
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.

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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.

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A light splash, dash, or daub.
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To touch or hit with a light quick blow or fillip.

Flicked him with his hand.

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To cause to move with a sudden movement or jerk.

The guard flicked the light switch. The bird flicked its tail.

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To propel or remove with a sudden movement, fillip, or light blow.

Flicked the lint off the coat.

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To move in sudden or jerky manner.

A horse's mane flicking in the wind.

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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.

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A movie.
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A light, quick stroke, as with a whip; sudden, jerky movement; snap.
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A light, snapping sound, as of the flick of a whip.
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A fleck; splotch; streak.
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To strike, propel, remove, etc. with a light, quick, snapping stroke, as with the fingernail.
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To make a light, quick, snapping stroke with (a whip, etc.)
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To move quickly and jerkily; flutter.
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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.

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(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?

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(fencing) A cut that lands with the point, often involving a whip of the foible of the blade to strike at a concealed target.
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(tennis) A powerful underarm volley shot.
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The act of pressing a place on a touch screen device.
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A flick of bacon.

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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.

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the flicks
  • Films collectively.
  • A showing of a film.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the flicks

Origin of flick

  • Short for flicker
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Imitative
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition