- n a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)
he gave it a flick with his finger
he felt the flick of a whip
- n a short stroke
- n a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
- v flash intermittently
The lights flicked on and off
- v look through a book or other written material
- v cause to move with a flick
he flicked his Bic
- v throw or toss with a quick motion
flick a piece of paper across the table
- v shine unsteadily
The candle flickered
- v twitch or flutter
the paper flicked
- v cause to make a snapping sound
- v touch or hit with a light, quick blow
flicked him with his hand
- v remove with a flick (of the hand)
- It's a chick flick for the new world of Asian sexual cinema.
- BRAD PITT star of the new World War II film Inglourious Basterds, criticizing Valkyrie, a Nazi-themed flick that featured Tom Cruise as a Hitler assassin.
- As the crowd shrieks, Kyoko Kano, the elder of the slinky duo, dismisses the dancing girls with a flick of her green contact-lensed eyes.
- Mark Cueto in ITV.com
Cueto added: "Mathew Tait made a great initial break, and I think we got to within five metres of their line. There was an open blindside, Wilko (Jonny Wilkinson) managed to flick a pass to me and it was a case of just diving in. My gut instinct...
- Wayne Swan in The Australian
Mr Swan told parliament the Rudd government was taking "a key step towards a 'tick and flick' system of pre-filled tax returns" by introducing the new system of standard deductions for those who choose to opt in.