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Definition of flick noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, usually singular] a small, sudden, quick movement or hit, for example with a whip or part of the body He threw the ball back with a quick flick of the wrist. All this information is available at the flick of a switch (= by simply turning on a machine).
  2. 2[countable] (old-fashioned) (informal) a movie
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