Definitions for: Flick


[n] a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
[n] a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible); "he gave it a flick with his finger" or"he felt the flick of a whip"
[v] remove with a flick (of the hand, for example)
[v] move with a flick
[v] touch or hit with a light, quick blow; "flicked him with his hand"
[v] cause to make a snapping sound; of fingers
[v] throw or toss with a quick motion; "flick a piece of paper across the table"; "jerk his head"
[v] twitch or flutter; "the paper flicked"
[v] cause to move with a flick
[v] look through a book or other written material; "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume"
[v] flash intermittently; "The lights flicked on and off"
[v] shine unsteadily; "The candle flickered"



Webster (1913) Definition: Flick (fl[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flicked
(fl[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Flicking.] [Cf. Flicker.]
To whip lightly or with a quick jerk; to flap; as, to flick a
horse; to flick the dirt from boots. --Thackeray.


Flick, n.
A flitch; as, a flick of bacon.


Flick, v. t.
To throw, snap, or toss with a jerk; to flirt; as, to flick a
whiplash.

Rude boys were flicking butter pats across chaos.
--Kipling.


Flick, n. [See Flick, v. t.]
A light quick stroke or blow, esp. with something pliant; a
flirt; also, the sound made by such a blow.

She actually took the whip out of his hand and gave a
flick to the pony. --Mrs. Humphry
Ward.

Synonyms: click, film, flicker, flicker, flip, flip, flip, jerk, leaf, motion picture, movie, moving picture, pic, picture, picture show, riff, riffle, riffle, ruffle, snap, thumb

See Also: 3D, 3-D, beam, blink, brush, caption, cinema verite, coming attraction, contact, credit, credits, displace, docudrama, documentary, documentary film, episode, feature, feature film, flash, force, home movie, impel, impinging, infotainment, move, peepshow, peruse, propel, push, remove, scene, sequence, shine, shoot-'em-up, short subject, shot, show, silent movie, slow motion, striking, subtitle, take, take away, talkie, talking picture, three-D, throw, twinkle, wink, winkle, withdraw

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