[ 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.


Origin of flit

1150–1200; Middle English flitten < Old Norse flytja to carry, convey, Swedish flytta. See fleet2
Related formsflit·ting·ly, adverb
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/ (flɪt) /

verb flits, flitting or flitted (intr)


Derived Formsflitter, noun

Word Origin for flit

C12: from Old Norse flytja to carry
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