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"flick" in British English

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flickverb [I + adv/prep, T]

uk   us   /flɪk/
to ​move or ​hit something with a ​shortsuddenmovement: He ​carefully flicked the ​loosehairs from the ​shoulders of his ​jacket. She ​quickly flicked the ​crumbs off the ​table. Horses flick ​theirtails to make ​flies go away. Windscreen ​wipers flick from ​side to ​side. The ​boysran around the ​swimmingpool, flicking each other with ​theirtowels. The ​lizard flicked outitstongue at a ​fly. His ​eyes flicked between her and the ​door.

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flicknoun [C]

uk   us   /flɪk/
  • flick noun [C] (QUICK MOVEMENT)

a ​sudden, ​quickmovement: With a flick ofitstail, the ​cat was gone. A flick of a switchturns the ​machine on.have a flick through sth UK to ​quicklylook at the ​pages of a ​book, ​magazine, etc.: I've had a flick through ​theirbrochure and it ​looksquiteinteresting.
  • 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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flickverb [I/T]

 us   /flɪk/
to make a ​short, ​suddenmovement that ​causes something to move: [T] Brina flicked her ​hair over her ​shoulder. [M] He flicked the ​lightswitch on/off. [I always + adv/prep] She flicked through the ​pages of a ​magazine (= ​turned them ​quickly).

flicknoun [C]

 us   /flɪk/
  • flick noun [C] (MOVIE)

infml a ​movie: Do you ​want to go to a flick ​tonight?
(Definition of flick from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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