flip flip  /f ˈlɪp/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a sudden, quick movement
  2. (n) the act of flipping a coin
  3. (n) a dive in which the diver somersaults before entering the water
  4. (n) (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
  5. (v) lightly throw to see which side comes up
  6. (v) cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
  7. (v) look through a book or other written material
  8. (v) toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air
  9. (v) cause to move with a flick
  10. (v) throw or toss with a light motion
  11. (v) move with a flick or light motion
  12. (v) turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse
  13. (v) react in an excited, delighted, or surprised way
  14. (v) go mad, go crazy
  15. (v) reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
  16. (adj) marked by casual disrespect
  17. (n) an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
  18. (n) hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg

Usage(s):

  • There is a difference between flip-flopping and admitting a mistake.

News

  1. National Flip Flop Day Means Free Smoothies

    Today is national flip flop day. To celebrate-- 'Tropical Smoothies' stories throughout the country passed out free smoothies.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: WCTV Tallahassee

  2. Flip flop freebie to celebrate summer

    Tropical Smoothie Cafe brings attention to Camp Sunshine by asking you to break out your flip flops and coming by the cafe Friday. If you do, then you'll get a delicious freebie.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WVLT-TV Knoxville

  3. Flip-Pal mobile scanner

    The Flip-Pal mobile scanner lets you remove its flatbed cover, flip the scanner over, and scan whatever is under it.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: PC Magazine

Quotes

  1. "Now the thing that's going to happen is, the script is going to flip and we're going to be expected to do something, as opposed to being picked last or second-to-last in the East," Skiles said. "And that's good. That's what we want."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Scott Skiles Source: The Associated Press

  2. "It's like the old cockroach thing - you flip the lights on in the kitchen and they run away," said Marcus Sachs, a former White House cybersecurity official who now runs the security research group SANS Internet Storm Center.
    on Mar 14, 2008 By: Marcus Sachs Source: Peoria Journal Star

  3. "I found out this morning when they gave me a call," Beckham said. "It was crazy. I was about to do a back flip in my room."
    on Jun 5, 2008 By: David Beckham Source: USA Today

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