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Definition of flicker verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flicker
    he / she / it flickers
    past simple flickered
    -ing form flickering
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  1. 1[intransitive] (of a light or a flame) to keep going on and off as it shines or burns The lights flickered and went out. the flickering screen of the television
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of an emotion, a thought, etc.) to be expressed or appear somewhere for a short time Anger flickered in his eyes. A smile flickered across her face.
  3. 3[intransitive] to move with small, quick movements Her eyelids flickered as she slept.
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