flick through - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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 programme is on

    She flicked through the channels but nothing interesting was on.

See also main entry: flick