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
“Look there,” he said, flicking his machete at the shaded ground.
“To my critics, I say, ‘Vaffanculo,’” Scalia reportedly said, flicking his right hand from under his chin.Nine of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s Wildest Comments | Nina Strochlic | October 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
I am lying on a red couch in the living room, mindlessly flicking the clicker.
And light bulbs flicking on over people's heads have very little to do with it.
At that same moment Mr. Wilding lounged forward, flicking the grass with his whip in an absent manner.Mistress Wilding | Rafael Sabatini
The tiller is unlocked by simply flicking forward the cylinder with the hand, the locking and unlocking being done in a second.Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
"It might have been if you hadn't spoiled it," answered the girl, flicking her horse's ears mischievously.Blazed Trail Stories | Stewart Edward White
"I sometimes lie to my mother," said Harry, flicking his ash into the river.Tristram of Blent | Anthony Hope
When I said this, I turned to jab a claw at the other priests, using the motion to cover my flicking a coin grenade toward them.The Repairman | Harry Harrison
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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