flit

[ flit ]
/ flɪt /

verb (used without object), flit·ted, flit·ting.

verb (used with object), flit·ted, flit·ting.

Chiefly Scot. to remove; transfer; oust or dispossess.

noun

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Origin of flit

First recorded in 1150–1200; Middle English flitten, from Old Norse flytja “to carry, convey,” Swedish flytta; see fleet2

synonym study for flit

1. See fly1.

OTHER WORDS FROM flit

flit·ting·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for flit

flit
/ (flɪt) /

verb flits, flitting or flitted (intr)

noun

Derived forms of flit

flitter, noun

Word Origin for flit

C12: from Old Norse flytja to carry
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