Flip meaning

flĭp
To flip is defined as to turn from one side to the other or to lightly toss.

An example of to flip is to turn a pancake over to cook the other side.

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The definition of a flip is a quick change over or a somersault.

An example of a flip is changing from being a staunch atheist to a devout Catholic in an instant.

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To change or reverse (one's position or attitude).
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To buy and resell (a house, for example) in a short period of time for a profit.
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To throw or toss with a light brisk motion.

Flipped the ball to the pitcher.

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To toss in the air, imparting a spin.

Flip a coin.

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To cause to turn over or around, especially with a light quick motion.

Flip over a card; flipped the pancake with a spatula.

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To turn through (papers, for example); leaf.

Flipped the pages of the report.

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To strike quickly or lightly; flick.

Flipped me on the shoulder with his finger.

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To move or act on with a quick motion.

Flip a switch; flipped open her briefcase.

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To leaf; browse.

Flipped through the catalogue.

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To change one's mind, especially on a political position.
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To turn over from one side to another or end over end.

The canoe flipped over.

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To turn a somersault, especially in the air.
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To move up and down in twists and turns.

Fish flipping about in the net.

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To move quickly and lightly; snap.

The lid flipped open.

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To go crazy.
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To react strongly and especially enthusiastically.

I flipped over the new car.

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The act of flipping, especially:
  • A flick or tap.
  • A short, quick movement.
    A flip of the wrist.
  • A somersault.
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A reversal; a flipflop.
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A mixed drink made with any of various alcoholic beverages and often including beaten eggs.
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Marked by casual disrespect; impertinent.

A flip answer to a serious question.

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To toss or move with a quick jerk; flick.

Flip the drawer shut.

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To snap (a coin) into the air with the thumb, as in betting on which side will land uppermost.
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To turn or turn over.

To flip pages in a book.

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To look at a series of (TV channels) by switching from one to another quickly and randomly.
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To buy and sell (a house, stock, etc.) for a quick profit.
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To make a quick, light stroke, as with the finger or a whip; snap.
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To move jerkily.
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To flip a coin, as in letting chance decide something.
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To turn over quickly; specif., to execute a flip.
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To look (through) in a quick, random manner.
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To lose self-control as a result of excitement, anger, madness, etc.
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The act or motion of flipping; snap, tap, jerk, or toss.
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A somersault in the air.
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A woman's hairstyle in which the hair is worn straight, with the ends rolled outward at the neck or shoulders.
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A sweetened mixed drink of beer, wine, or liquor with eggs, spices, etc.
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Flippant; saucy; impertinent.
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Origin of flip

Perhaps imitative