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verb flick pronunciation in British English /flɪk/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleflicking
past tenseflicked
past participleflicked
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to make something move quickly and suddenly, especially with a quick movement of the hand
    He flicked a speck of cigarette ash off his sleeve.
    flick something over/across/at/into/back/down etc: She flicked back her long dark hair.
    Martin flicked the ball at the goalpost.
    flick something open: He flicked open the file in front of him.
    1. a.
      [intransitive] to move quickly and suddenly
      flick over/across etc: A branch flicked across her face.
      The figures on the clock flicked to 5:36.
  2. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to look at someone or something quickly
    Linda’s eyes flicked across the map.
    She flicked a glance at the door.

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