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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To flutter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to move about rapidly and nimbly
  • v. to move quickly from one condition or location to another
  • v. to flutter or quiver
  • n. A rag; a tatter; a small piece or fragment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To flutter.
  • transitive v. To flutter; to move quickly.
  • n. A rag; a tatter; a small piece or fragment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To scatter in pieces.
  • n. A small piece of anything, especially cloth; a shred; a tatter; a rag: generally in the plural: as, a garment torn all to flitters.
  • n. A minute square of thin metal, used in decoration; collectively, a quantity of such squares.
  • To flutter.
  • To hang or droop.
  • To flutter; move rapidly backward and forward.
  • n. One who flits.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. move back and forth very rapidly

Etymologies

Frequentative of flit.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
[Middle English flitten, from Old Norse flytja, to carry about, convey; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.] (Wiktionary)

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