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flicker

verb     /ˈflɪk.ər/ US  //
[I] to shine with a light that is sometimes bright and sometimes weak : I felt a cold draft and the candle started to flicker.Emitting and casting light [I or T] to appear for a short time or to make a sudden movement : A smile flickered across her face . He'd been in a coma for weeks , when all of a sudden he flickered an eyelid .Making short, sudden movements flickering     /-ɪŋ/ adjective a flickering candle / fire a flickering hope The qualities of lightSmall in number and quantity
(Definition of flicker verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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