American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A light quick blow, jerk, or touch: a flick of the wrist; gave my horse a flick with the reins.
- n. The sound accompanying this motion.
- n. A light splash, dash, or daub.
- v. To touch or hit with a light quick blow: flicked him with his hand. See Synonyms at brush1.
- v. To cause to move with a light blow; snap: flicked the light switch on.
- v. To remove with a light quick blow: flicked the lint off the coat.
- v. To twitch or flutter.
- n. Slang A movie.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strike lightly with a quick jerk, as with a whip or the finger; flip: as, to flick off a fly from a horse.
- n. A light sudden stroke, as with a whip or the finger; a flip.
- n. A dialectal form of flitch.
- In cricket: To move the wrist or forearm quickly at the moment of delivering the ball: said of the bowler.
- To rise quickly from the pitch; bump: said of the ball.
- To flutter; flit, as a bird.
- n. In cricket, a quick turn of the bowler's wrist or forearm at the moment of delivering the ball.
- n. A short, quick movement, especially a brush, sweep, or flip.
- n. informal A motion picture; (in plural, usually preceded by "the") movie theater, cinema.
- n. fencing A cut that lands with the point, often involving a whip of the foible of the blade to strike at a concealed target.
- n. tennis A powerful underarm volley shot.
- n. The act of pressing a place on a touch screen device.
- n. A flitch.
- v. To move or hit (something) with a short, quick motion.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To whip lightly or with a quick jerk; to flap
- v. To throw, snap, or toss with a jerk; to flirt.
- n. A flitch.
- n. A light quick stroke or blow, esp. with something pliant; a flirt; also, the sound made by such a blow.
- n. colloq. A motion picture.
- v. shine unsteadily
- v. flash intermittently
- n. a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
- v. cause to move with a flick
- v. remove with a flick (of the hand)
- n. a short stroke
- v. twitch or flutter
- v. throw or toss with a quick motion
- n. a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)
- v. look through a book or other written material
- v. cause to make a snapping sound
- v. touch or hit with a light, quick blow
- Imitative.Short for flicker1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Radar, on the other hand, insists the skin flick is no laughing matter, writing: During the first part of the tape Chelsea is fully clothed in her work uniform.”
“February 17th, 2009 at 12: 52 pm get the flick is a fun place.”
“Based on the novel by David Ebershoff, the flick is about the first ever sex-change patient, Einar Wegener, a male Danish artist who was married to a fellow Danish artist, Gerda Wegener.”
“A Nightmare on Elm Street, No. 9 in the series and a remake of No. 1, opens Friday, but this version of the iconic slasher flick is the first not to involve either slash-maestro Wes Craven as director or Robert Englund as Krueger, the man with the melted face who stalks dreams of his victims and kills them with a razor-armed metal glove.”
“After reading the synopsis for THE CLASS, a French flick about a literary teacher in an inner city school, I was left with the impression that the flick is a Bizzaro version of DANGEROUS MINDS.”
“The only thing really drawing me to this flick is the score, from Mastodon.”
“Seems I had my facts wrong … this flick is apparently a sequel to the original story, not a remake or re-imagining.”
“Scheduled to begin shooting in the Mexican city of Veracruz this March, the flick is about a fugitive (Gibson) caught by the Mexican authorities and thrown in jail.”
“If the flick is a special effects golly gee movie, then it'll be a hollow shell of what it could have been ..”
“Written and directed by Nic Collins under his Tootalu Films shingle, the flick is a spin-off/what-if tale that introduces new characters, diverges in a big way from the original story and introduces a Sin City-like visual style to the Watchmen world.”
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