Definitions for: Flit


[n] (British) a secret move (to avoid paying debts); "they did a moonlight flit"
[n] a sudden quick movement
[v] move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart



Webster (1913) Definition: Flit, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flitted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Flitting.] [OE. flitten, flutten, to carry away; cf. Icel.
flytja, Sw. flytta, Dan. flytte. [root]84. Cf. Fleet, v.
i.]
1. To move with celerity through the air; to fly away with a
rapid motion; to dart along; to fleet; as, a bird flits
away; a cloud flits along.

A shadow flits before me. --Tennyson.

2. To flutter; to rove on the wing. --Dryden.

3. To pass rapidly, as a light substance, from one place to
another; to remove; to migrate.

It became a received opinion, that the souls of men,
departing this life, did flit out of one body into
some other. --Hooker.

4. To remove from one place or habitation to another. [Scot.
& Prov. Eng.] --Wright. Jamieson.

5. To be unstable; to be easily or often moved.

And the free soul to flitting air resigned.
--Dryden.


Flit, a.
Nimble; quick; swift. [Obs.] See Fleet.

Synonyms: dart, dart, fleet, flutter

See Also: butterfly, hurry, motility, motion, move, movement, relocation, speed, travel rapidly, zip

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