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flip

verb [I/T]  /flɪp/ (-pp-) us  
to cause something to turn over quickly one or more times, or to cause something to move by making a short, quick motion: [I/T] I flipped (through) the pages of the dictionary to look up a word. [T] You just flip a switch to turn on the computer. [T] At the beginning of a football game, the referee flips a coin (= throws it into the air so that it spins in falling) to see which team gets the ball first.
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flip

noun [C]  /flɪp/ us  
the act of turning something over quickly one or more times: They settled the issue by a flip of the coin. A flip is also a jump in which you swing your legs over your head as your whole body turns around, so that you come down on your feet in the position you started from.
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