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flip

verb uk   us   /flɪp/ (-pp-)

flip verb (TURN)

[I or T, usually + adv/prep] If you flip something, you turn it over quickly one or more times, and if something flips, it turns over quickly: I flipped the book (over) to look at the back cover. I lost my place in my book when the pages flipped over in the wind. You turn the machine on by flipping (= operating) the switch on the side. The captainsflipped a coin into the air (= made it turn over in the air to see which side it landed on) to decide which side would bat first. [T] to cook something by turning it over several times over heat: I don't want to spend the rest of my life flipping burgers.

flip verb (IMPROVE HOUSE)

[T] US to buy a house, improve it a little, then sell it quickly for more money: I am going to take three weeks' vacation and flip this house.

flip

noun [C] uk   us   /flɪp/
an occasion when something turns over quickly or repeatedly: a flip of a coin The acrobats were doing somersaults and flips (= jumping and turning their bodies over in the air).

flip

adjective uk   us   /flɪp/ (flipper, flippest)
UK informal for flippant

flip

exclamation uk   us   /flɪp/ UK old-fashioned informal
used when you are slightly annoyed: Oh, flip, I've missed the bus.
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