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flip1 / flip/ • v. (flipped , flip·ping ) 1. turn over or cause to turn over with a sudden sharp movement: [tr.] the yacht was flipped by a huge wave | [intr.] the plane flipped over and then exploded. 2. [tr.] move, push, or throw (something) with a sudden sharp movement: she flipped off her dark glasses she flipped a few coins on to the bar. ∎  [tr.] turn (an electrical appliance or switch) on or off: he flipped a switch and the front door opened. ∎  [tr.] toss (a coin) to decide an issue: given those odds, one may as well flip a coin | [intr.] you want to flip for it? 3. [tr.] buy and sell (a property) quickly and profitably using a fraudulent evaluation of its worth: within one week of starting I flipped a property for a quick $3,000 profit.4. Comput. [tr.] access the nonpublic parts of (a Web site): if you want to learn who the main IT contact at a company is, just flip their Web site.5. [intr.] inf. suddenly become deranged or very angry: he had clearly flipped under the pressure. ∎  suddenly become very enthusiastic: I walked into a store, saw it on the wall, and just flipped. • n. a sudden sharp movement: the fish made little leaps and flips. ∎  (a flip through) a quick look or search through a volume or a collection of papers: a quick flip through my cookbooks. • adj. glib; flippant: he couldn't get away with flip, funny conversation. • interj. used to express mild annoyance. PHRASES: flip one's lid (or one's wig) inf. suddenly become deranged or lose one's self-control.PHRASAL VERBS: flip through look or search quickly through (a volume or a collection of papers): just flip through the phone book and pick a lawyer. flip2 • n. another term for eggnog.

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flip1 give a smart blow or jerk to; strike (something) in this way. XVI. prob. contr. of FILLIP; but cf. flip-flap (XVI), redupl. form. on FLAP.
Hence as sb. XVII.

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flip2 mixture of beer and spirit sweetened and heated with a hot iron. XVII. perh. f. prec. vb. with the notion of ‘whipping up’ into froth.

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flip Drink made with beaten egg and milk, with added wine or spirit, and sweetened.

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flipblip, chip, clip, dip, drip, equip, flip, grip, gyp, harelip, hip, kip, lip, nip, outstrip, pip, quip, rip, scrip, ship, sip, skip, slip, snip, strip, tip, toodle-pip, trip, whip, yip, zip •biochip • microchip • woodchip •sheepdip • skinny-dip • rosehip •landslip • payslip •fillip, Philip •gymslip • side-slip • polyp • oxlip •cowslip • pillowslip •julep, tulip •Cudlipp • paperclip • catnip • parsnip •turnip • handgrip • cantrip • hairgrip •airstrip • filmstrip • kirby grip •weatherstrip • gossip • airship •midship • kinship • godship • warship •gunship • worship • wingtip •fingertip • horsewhip • bullwhip •bunyip

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FLIP (flɪp) US Navy floating instrument platform

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