flick definition, meaning - what is flick in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “flick”

See all translations

flick

verb [I + adv/prep, T] uk   us   /flɪk/
to move or hit something with a short sudden movement: He carefully flicked the loose hairs from the shoulders of his jacket. She quickly flicked the crumbs off the table. Horses flick their tails to make flies go away. Windscreen wipers flick from side to side. The boys ran around the swimming pool, flicking each other with their towels. The lizard flicked out its tongue at a fly. His eyes flicked between her and the door.
More examples

flick

noun [C] uk   us   /flɪk/

flick noun [C] (QUICK MOVEMENT)

a sudden, quick movement: With a flick of its tail, the cat was gone. A flick of a switch turns the machine on.have a flick through sth UK to quickly look at the pages of a book, magazine, etc.: I've had a flick through their brochure and it looks quite interesting.

flick noun [C] (FILM)

US informal or UK old-fashioned informal a film the flicks [plural] UK old-fashioned informal the cinema: What's on at the flicks this week?
(Definition of flick from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of flick?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “flick” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

force somebody's hand

to make someone do something they do not want to do, or act sooner than they had intended

Word of the Day

They sometimes go here and they never go there: using adverbs of frequency

by Liz Walter,
April 29, 2015
Sometimes, always, often, never: these are some of the most common words in English.  Unfortunately, they are also some of the words that cause the most problems for students. Many of my students put them in the wrong place, often because that’s where they go in their own languages. They say things

Read More 

Evel abbreviation

May 04, 2015
English votes for English laws; the idea that only English (as opposed to Scottish, Welsh or Irish) MPs should be allowed to vote for laws that affect only England Yet these are the two principal constitutional proposals that have come from the Conservative party in its kneejerk response to Ukip’s English nationalism and

Read More