flit flit  /f ˈlɪt/


  1. (n) a sudden quick movement
  2. (n) a secret move (to avoid paying debts)
  3. (v) move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart



  1. Enter motorbike medics, who flit between slow-moving cars and speed around stopped traffic.
  2. His eyes would flit down to the typescript and stay too long.
  3. Blue-winged butterflies as big as birds flit by.


  • US stocks flit between small gains and losses

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were flitting between small gains and losses on Friday, a calm end to the most volatile trading month in nearly two years.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. Brisley told Confidential of her return: "My character only moved to the city so she can flit in and flit out."
    on Sep 19, 2007 By: Holly Brisley Source: Digital Spy

  2. "I've always had a foot in each camp, live-action and animation, ever since I started making movies as a kid," Kenan says. "If I could put on a sorcerer's hat and plan my career trajectory, I'd like to flit between the two for the rest of my...
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Gil Kenan Source: Orlando Sentinel

  3. "The youth team closes down over the Christmas period so we will flit between the two training ground to see if that makes any difference," Curbishley said. "I don't know whether the firmness of the pitches here or in the Premier League has...
    on Dec 21, 2007 By: Alan Curbishley Source: Harlow & Bishop's Stortford The Citizen

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