Flick – meaning of the word and examples

To move or hit something with a short sudden movement. (Cambridge Dictionary)

If something flicks in a particular direction, or if someone flicks it, it moves with a short, sudden movement. (Collins Dictionary)

If you flick something away, or off something else, you remove it with a quick movement of your hand or finger. (Collins Dictionary)

If you flick something such as a whip or a towel, or flick something with it, you hold one end of it and move your hand quickly up and then forward, so that the other end moves. (Collins Dictionary)

A sudden quick movement. (Oxford Dictionaries)

The sudden release of a bent finger or thumb, especially to propel a small object. (Oxford Dictionaries)

A light, sharp, quickly retracted blow, especially with a whip. (Oxford Dictionaries)


How to flick a cigarette.


This antiquated technology is why movies are called ”Flicks”.



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