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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyflick through
he/she/itflicks through
present participleflicking through
past tenseflicked through
past participleflicked through
  1. 1
    flick through something to turn the pages of a book, magazine, newspaper, etc. very quickly looking at some of the pages for a very short time
  2. 2
    flick through something to quickly change from one television channel to another, having a very quick look at each to see what program is on

    She flicked through the channels but nothing interesting was on.

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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