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Noun: flick  flik
  1. A light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)
    "he gave it a flick with his finger"; "he felt the flick of a whip"
  2. A short stroke
  3. [informal] A form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    "they went to a flick every Saturday night";
    - movie, film, picture, moving picture, moving-picture show, motion picture, motion-picture show, picture show, pic [informal]
Verb: flick  flik
  1. Flash intermittently
    "The lights flicked on and off";
    - flicker
  2. Look through a book or other written material
    "He flicked through the report";
    - flip, thumb, riffle, leaf, riff
  3. Cause to move with a flick
    "he flicked his Bic";
    - flip
  4. Throw or toss with a quick motion
    "flick a piece of paper across the table";
    - jerk
  5. Shine unsteadily
    "The candle flicked";
    - flicker
  6. Twitch or flutter
    "the paper flicked";
    - ruffle, riffle
  7. Cause to make a snapping sound
    "flick your fingers";
    - snap, click
  8. Touch or hit with a light, quick blow
    "flicked him with his hand"
  9. Remove with a flick (of the hand)

Derived forms: flicks, flicking, flicked

Type of: beam, blink, brush, contact, displace, flash, force, impinging, move, peruse, product, production, push, remove, shine, striking, stroke, take, take away, throw, twinkle, wing, wink, winkle, withdraw

Encyclopedia: Flick, Lawrence