Definition of flit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    flit

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 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. 2[intransitive] (Scottish English) to change the place where you live I had to change schools every time my parents flitted.
  3. Word Origin Middle English (in the Scots and northern English sense): from Old Norse flytja.; related to fleet ‘move or pass quickly’.