flit

[ flit ]
/ flɪt /
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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


Nearby words

  1. flirtable,
  2. flirtation,
  3. flirtatious,
  4. flirtatiously,
  5. flirty,
  6. flit gun,
  7. flitch,
  8. flitch beam,
  9. flitchplate,
  10. flite

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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British Dictionary definitions for flitting

flit

/ (flɪt) /

verb flits, flitting or flitted (intr)

noun

Derived Formsflitter, noun

Word Origin for flit

C12: from Old Norse flytja to carry

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Word Origin and History for flitting

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