a sudden light blow or tap, as with a whip or the finger: She gave the horse a flick with her riding crop.
the sound made by such a blow or tap.
a light and rapid movement: a flick of the wrist.
something thrown off with or as if with a jerk: a flick of mud.
to strike lightly with a whip, the finger, etc.
to remove with such a stroke: to flick away a crumb.
to move (something) with a sudden stroke or jerk.
How to use flick in a sentence
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The giant bear flicked his ears and, with unmistakable restraint, swung away and disappeared into the trees.
It looked like Halloween when I flicked the light on in the bathroom.
Louis threw himself on the sofa and flicked at flies with his eternal riding-whip.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show | Robert W. Chambers | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He holstered his gun, flicked a hand at the rusty iron bars in the soil.
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There was a tiny splash, a laugh, and the little greenheart rod flicked a trout high over his head.Uncanny Tales | Various
Black Hood's keen eyes flicked around the room in which he now stood.
Without a minute's hesitation she crossed over to the door and flicked out the lights.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
He flicked the horse, and as the buggy rolled away the other man walked up to Winston.Winston of the Prairie | Harold Bindloss
He took one up, eased a stray safety match from his vest pocket, flicked it with his fingernail, and lit up.
British Dictionary definitions for flick (1 of 2)
(tr) to touch with or as if with the finger or hand in a quick jerky movement
(tr) to propel or remove by a quick jerky movement, usually of the fingers or hand: to flick a piece of paper at someone
to move or cause to move quickly or jerkily
(intr foll by through) to read or look at (a book, newspaper, etc) quickly or idly
to snap or click (the fingers) to produce a sharp sound
a tap or quick stroke with the fingers, a whip, etc
the sound made by such a stroke
a fleck, streak, or particle
give someone the flick informal to dismiss someone from consideration
British Dictionary definitions for flick (2 of 2)
a cinema film
the flicks the cinema: what's on at the flicks tonight?
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