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English definition of “flick”

flick

verb [I + adv/prep, T]     /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 round 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.ThrowingHitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
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