It looked like Halloween when I flicked the light on in the bathroom.
She flicked off the press photographers after winning Best Actress.
At the end, the two embraced and Eminem flicked off the crowd, a middle-finger mea culpa.
Then came the moment when she flicked on the light in the bathroom.
Louis threw himself on the sofa and flicked at flies with his eternal riding-whip.
Sometimes he stood up in his saddle and flicked with his sword the dead leaves on the oaks.
He flicked the ashes from his cigar and broke in on Mayo's indignant retort.
She did what he called "flicked" the letter out of its envelope.
He glanced at the guardsman, then flicked a finger out to point at Mauson.
Lance flicked off the safety and waved the gun back and forth, to demonstrate what he meant.
mid-15c., probably imitative of a light blow with a whip. Earliest recorded use is in phrase not worth a flykke "useless." As slang for "film," it is first attested 1926, a back-formation from flicker (v.), from their flickering appearance.
1816, from flick (n.); meaning "quick turn of the wrist" is from 1897, originally in cricket. Related: Flicked; flicking.
[1920s+; fr the flickering of early movie images]