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flick / flik/ • n. 1. a sudden sharp movement: the flick of a switch a flick of the wrist. ∎  the sudden release of a bent finger or thumb, esp. to propel a small object: he sent his cigarette spinning away with a flick of his fingers. ∎  a light, sharp, quickly retracted blow, esp. with a whip. 2. inf. a motion picture: a Hollywood action flick. ∎  (the flicks) chiefly Brit. the movies: fancy a night at the flicks? • v. [tr.] propel (something) with a sudden sharp movement, esp. of the fingers: Emily flicked some ash off her sleeve. ∎  (flick something on/off) turn something electrical on or off by means of a switch: he flicked on the air conditioning. ∎  [intr.] make a sudden sharp movement: the finch's tail flicks up and down. ∎  [tr.] move (a whip) so as to strike. PHRASAL VERBS: flick throughanother way of saying flip through (see flip).

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flick slight blow as with the end or tip of something. XV. imit.
Hence vb. XIX.

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Flick

rabbits or hares collectively, 1887.