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What does flick mean?
A flick is a light, rapid movement, as in With a flick of her wrist, the magician made the card disappear.
A flick is also a sudden tap or light blow, as with a whip or a finger.
To flick is to make such a motion.
Flick is also a slang term for movie or film.
Example: Flick that spider off the table, Tony.
Where does flick come from?
The first records of the term flick come from around 1400. It comes from the Middle English flykke, which is meant to imitate the sound a flick might make. The first records of the slang flick come from around 1925. It comes from shortening the term flicker, meaning to shine unsteadily.
A flick can be given by whipping a device or quickly moving a part of the body. The most common use describes a rapid movement of the fingers to propel small objects or slightly hurt someone. It can also describe a simple movement made in a jerky manner.
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How is flick used in real life?
Flick is commonly used to refer to the motion. As a term for “movie,” flick is used in casual conversations.
I just wanna understand why people choose not to use their turning signals. All you do is flick a lever.
— Norm Kelly (@norm) November 28, 2017
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) July 31, 2013
*flicks a skittle at cute boy*
pay attention to me
— 🔴Live ttv/tytyoakley | (@tyleroakley) April 5, 2014
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Is flick used properly in the following sentence?
Give the switch a flick to see if the power comes on.
How to use flick in a sentence
She plans to hold movie nights, where they’ll gather in the living room to catch a flick.‘We are struggling’: Unemployed Americans face a bleak Christmas|Lee Clifford|December 24, 2020|Fortune
His latest film, Bad Hair, is a horror flick about a bloodsucking weave that has political relevance you may not expect.
It allowed content creators to shoot their footage with two distinct looks, which viewers could seamlessly switch with the flick of a wrist.
If you’re looking to eventually control your entire house with a flick of the wrist, you’ll be looking for completely different functionality.
The ongoing earthly presence of the enormous shark persists in our collective imagination thanks to rumors, legends, and summer B flicks.Could an ancient megashark still lurk in the deep seas?|By Riley Black|October 15, 2020|Popular-Science
Craig is signed on for just one more Bond flick after Spectre.Exclusive: Sony Emails Reveal Studio Head Wants Idris Elba For the Next James Bond|William Boot|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And who better to do that with than the actress who is playing the object of said (alleged) lesbian affection in the flick?Inside the Lifetime Whitney Houston Movie’s Lesbian Lover Storyline|Kevin Fallon|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the little-known stories behind the making of the film are almost as fascinating as the flick itself.The Secrets of ‘Pulp Fiction’: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Movie on Its 20th Anniversary|Marlow Stern|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You and Nic Cage are basically having a contest in that flick of who can go further.
Franco optioned the tome back in March 2011, and will star and direct the flick.James Franco Shot His New Movie at the Venice Film Festival and I Was in It|Marlow Stern|September 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tell you what I did over in Chattanooga—in red-hot midsummer, too, said Flick, in a burst of confidence.
Im too sober, said Flick, with a discouraged shake of his head, as though to convey the idea that the day had been too short.
Im beginning to feel like the Fourth of July, said Flick, who gave in completely with this last display of magnificence.
No peace on earth, no good-will to men, said Flick, seeing the idea and almost moved to tears.
Flick Wilder now began to return, talking violently and flopping about in the last stages of a nightmare.