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English definition of “flip”

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)
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