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flick 1  (flk)
a. A light quick blow, jerk, or touch: a flick of the wrist; gave my horse a flick with the reins.
b. The sound accompanying this motion.
2. A light splash, dash, or daub.
v. flicked, flick·ing, flicks
1. To touch or hit with a light quick blow: flicked him with his hand. See Synonyms at brush1.
2. To cause to move with a light blow; snap: flicked the light switch on.
3. To remove with a light quick blow: flicked the lint off the coat.
To twitch or flutter.


flicka·ble adj.

flick 2  (flk)
n. Slang
A movie.

[Short for flicker.]

flick  /flk/  n. 1 a quick movement of a finger or wrist: He removed the piece of dust from the chair with a flick of his finger. 2 infrml. a movie: Did you catch that 1930s flick on TV last night? 3 to go to the flicks: to see a movie: I went to the flicks last weekend.
v. [I] to leaf through s.t.: She flicked through a photo album of her vacation. flick

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