Definition of flick noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//flɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//flɪk//
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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 Bell's flick into the penalty area helped to create the goal. All this information is available at the flick of a switch (= by simply turning on a machine). He threw the ball back with a quick flick of the wrist. The fish gave a quick flick of its tail. With a flick of his wrist he removed the ash from the end of his cigarette.
  2. 2[singular] a flick through something a quick look through the pages of a book, magazine, etc. synonym flip I had a flick through the catalogue while I was waiting.
  3. 3[countable] (old-fashioned, informal) a film/movie
  4. 4the flicks [plural] (old-fashioned, British English, informal) the cinema
  5. Word Originlate Middle English: symbolic, fl- frequently beginning words denoting sudden movement.
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