- to provide incriminating evidence about (an associate or accomplice); inform on: I only work with people I know won’t flip me.
- to turn into an informer: The prosecutor will try to flip the defendant in exchange for a reduced sentence.
- to react to something in an excited, astonished, or delighted manner: He really flipped over his new girlfriend.
- to become insane, irrational, angry, or highly excited (often followed by out).
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Before any flips were made, the Birds had a 50 percent chance of winning.Can You Pass The Cranberry Sauce?|Zach Wissner-Gross|November 20, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
No judgment, and same here, if you flipped to the end to find out how it all stops.The most 2020 books of 2020|Angela Haupt|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Horford now looms as an intriguing chip for Presti, who loves nothing more than flipping players he has acquired by trade.NBA draft winners and losers: A win for LaMelo Ball, woe for the Warriors|Ben Golliver|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Often that’s because the expectation is that the organization will be stripped down to the studs while the new management looks for an opportunity to quickly flip the property for a healthy payday.‘Valuations had shifted’: What a private equity acquisition means for legacy media|Kayleigh Barber|November 19, 2020|Digiday
In fact, Democrats flipped three seats on the five-person board in 2020, leaving it with five Democrats and no Republicans.How Georgia Turned Blue|Perry Bacon Jr. (email@example.com)|November 18, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
He flipped the two women onto their stomachs, flex-cuffing their wrists.I Shot Bin Laden|Elliot Ackerman|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The areas that were once the most food stable flipped on their heads when Ebola arrived, and are now the least.Liberia’s Ebola Famine|Abby Haglage, Nina Strochlic|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First, the amazing and oft-commented upon speed at which public opinion has flipped.Who Are the Judicial Activists Now?|Michael Tomasky|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I flipped through Google Images and found about 50 shots of Affleck giving that kind of smile in public situations.Ben Affleck Delivers the Best Performance of His Career in ‘Gone Girl’|Kevin Fallon|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She reached around my hip and flipped up the depressed red button on my individual alarm.Inside a Hospital for the Criminally Insane|Caitlin Dickson|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then he crossed to the door, flipped the light switch to the off position, and looked back in the direction of the corpse.
Glaring at me sullenly, he flipped the knife toward the fire and resumed his attitude of abstraction.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter
He flipped through the pages faster, reading brief snatches here and there, afraid to spend too much time on any one item.Time Enough at Last|Lyn Venable
Then Stewart lighted a cigar, and flipped the burned out match almost into his unseen companion's face.The Shepherd of the Hills|Harold Bell Wright
He moved a little aside, also finding the fire hot, and flipped his cigarette ash into the fender.In Accordance with the Evidence|Oliver Onions