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English definition of “flit”

flit

verb [I usually + adv/prep]     /flɪt/ (-tt-)
to fly or move quickly and lightly: In the fading light we saw bats flitting around/about in the garden.figurative Sara finds it very difficult to settle - she's always flitting from one thing to another (= changing her activities).Movement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraftMoving quickly to appear or exist suddenly and for a short time in someone's mind or on their face: A ghost of a smile flitted across his face.Appearing and disappearingThinking and contemplating flit     noun [C] UK
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