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flutter

verb uk   /ˈflʌt.ər/ us    /ˈflʌt̬.ɚ/

flutter verb (MOVE)

[I or T] to make a series of quick delicate movements up and down or from side to side, or to cause something to do this: Brightly coloured flags were fluttering in the breeze. Leaves fluttered down onto the path. Butterflies fluttered about in the sunshine. A white bird poised on a wire and fluttered its wings.

flutter verb (HEART/STOMACH)

[I] If your heart or stomach flutters, you feel slightly uncomfortable because you are excited or nervous: Every time I think about my exams my stomach flutters!

flutter

noun uk   /ˈflʌt.ər/ us    /ˈflʌt̬.ɚ/

flutter noun (EXCITEMENT)

flutter noun (MONEY)

[C usually singular] UK informal a small bet (= money risked), especially on a horse race: Auntie Paula likes to have a bit of a flutter on the horses.

flutter noun (MOVEMENT)

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