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English definition of “flip”


verb (TURN)    /flɪp/ (-pp-)
[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 captains flipped 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.Turning upside down [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 .
(Definition of flip verb (TURN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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