Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “flip”

See all translations

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.
Phrasal verbs

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.
(Definition of flip from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of flip?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “flip” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

derivative

If something is derivative, it is not the result of new ideas, but has been developed from or copies something else.

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More