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Verb: flip (flipped,flipping)  flip
  1. Lightly throw to see which side comes up
    "I don't know what to do--I may as well flip a coin!";
    - toss
     
  2. Cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
    "flip the lever";
    - throw, switch
     
  3. Look through a book or other written material
    "He flipped through the report";
    - flick, thumb, riffle, leaf, riff
     
  4. Toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air
    - twitch
     
  5. Cause to move with a flick
    "he flipped his Bic";
    - flick
     
  6. Throw or toss with a light motion
    "flip me the beachball";
    - toss, sky, pitch
     
  7. Move with a flick or light motion
     
  8. Turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse
    "flip over the pork chop";
    - flip over, turn over
     
  9. React in an excited, delighted, or surprised way
    "he flipped when he heard that he was accepted into Princeton University";
    - flip out
     
  10. Go mad, go crazy
    "He flipped when he heard that he was being laid off";
    - flip out
     
  11. Reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
    - interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip-flop
Noun: flip  flip
  1. An acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
    - somersault, somerset [dialect], summersault [archaic], somersaulting
     
  2. Hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg
     
  3. A sudden, quick movement
    "with a flip of the wrist"
     
  4. The act of flipping a coin
    - toss
     
  5. A dive in which the diver somersaults before entering the water
     
  6. (sport) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
    "the flip was fumbled";
    - pass, toss
Adjective: flip  flip
  1. Marked by casual disrespect
    "a flip answer to serious question";
    - impudent, insolent, snotty-nosed

Derived forms: flips, flipping, flipped

See also: disrespectful

Type of: change, change by reversal, dive, diving, engage, fling, impel, lock, mesh, mixed drink, move, operate, peruse, propel, react, reply, respond, reverse, throw, tumble, turn, wing

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