flick


flick
I. noun Etymology: imitative Date: 15th century 1. a light sharp jerky stroke or movement <
a flick of the wrist
>
2. a sound produced by a flick 3. flicker II,1 II. verb Date: 1629 transitive verb 1. a. to move or propel with or as if with a flick <
flicked her hair back over her shoulder
>
<
flick a switch
>
b. to activate, deactivate, or change by or as if by flicking a switch <
flick on a cigarette lighter
>
<
flick off the radio
>
2. a. to strike lightly with a quick sharp motion <
flicked the horse with a whip
>
b. to remove with light blows <
flicked an ash off her sleeve
>
intransitive verb 1. to go or pass quickly or abruptly <
flicking through some papers
>
2. to direct flicks at something III. noun Etymology: short for 2flicker Date: 1926 movie

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.