- 1[intransitive] to move lightly and quickly from one place or thing to another flit from A to B Butterflies flitted from flower to flower. He flits from one job to another. + adv./prep. A smile flitted across his face. A thought flitted through my mind.
- 2[intransitive] (Scottish English) to change the place where you live I had to change schools every time my parents flitted. Word Origin Middle English (in the Scots and northern English sense): from Old Norse flytja.; related to fleet ‘move or pass quickly’.
BrE BrE//flɪt//; NAmE NAmE//flɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flit
BrE BrE//flɪt//; NAmE NAmE//flɪt//he / she / it flits
BrE BrE//flɪts//; NAmE NAmE//flɪts//past simple flitted
BrE BrE//ˈflɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈflɪtɪd//past participle flitted
BrE BrE//ˈflɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈflɪtɪd//-ing form flitting
BrE BrE//ˈflɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈflɪtɪŋ//