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flexibility
  • n  the property of being flexible; easily bent or shaped
  • n  the quality of being adaptable or variable
    he enjoyed the flexibility of his working arrangement
  • n  the trait of being easily persuaded
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flexible_joint
  • n  a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other
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flexible_sigmoidoscope
  • n  an endoscope (a flexible fiberoptic probe) for examining the sigmoid colon
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flexible_sigmoidoscopy
  • n  visual examination (with a sigmoidoscope) of the lower third of the colon in a search for polyps
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flexibleness
  • n  the property of being flexible; easily bent or shaped
  • n  the quality of being adaptable or variable
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flexion
  • n  the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
  • n  deviation from a straight or normal course
  • n  act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
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flexor_muscle
  • n  a skeletal muscle whose contraction bends a joint
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flexure
  • n  the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
  • n  an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    a flexure of the colon
  • n  act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
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flick
  • 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)
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flick-knife
  • n  a pocketknife with a blade that springs open at the press of a button
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flick_knife
  • n  a pocketknife with a blade that springs open at the press of a button
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flicker
  • n  a momentary flash of light
  • n  North American woodpecker
  • n  the act of moving back and forth
  • v  move back and forth very rapidly
    the candle flickered
  • v  shine unsteadily
    The candle flickered
  • v  flash intermittently
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flickertail
  • n  of sagebrush and grassland areas of western United States and Canada
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flier
  • n  someone who travels by air
  • n  someone who operates an aircraft
  • n  an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
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flies
  • n  (theater) the space over the stage (out of view of the audience) used to store scenery (drop curtains)
  • n  two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  • n  flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
  • n  an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth
  • n  (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
  • n  fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect
  • v  travel through the air; be airborne
  • v  move quickly or suddenly
  • v  operate an airplane
  • v  transport by aeroplane
  • v  cause to fly or float
  • v  be dispersed or disseminated
  • v  change quickly from one emotional state to another
  • v  pass away rapidly
    Time flies like an arrow
  • v  travel in an airplane
  • v  display in the air or cause to float
  • v  run away quickly
  • v  travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
  • v  hit a fly
  • v  decrease rapidly and disappear
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flight
  • n  a formation of aircraft in flight
  • n  an instance of traveling by air
  • n  a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next
  • n  the act of escaping physically
    his flight was an indication of his guilt
  • n  an air force unit smaller than a squadron
  • n  passing above and beyond ordinary bounds
    a flight of fancy
    flights of rhetoric
    flights of imagination
  • n  the path followed by an object moving through space
  • n  a flock of flying birds
  • n  a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports
    I took the noon flight to Chicago
  • v  shoot a bird in flight
  • v  fly in a flock
    flighting wild geese
  • v  decorate with feathers
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flight_control
  • n  control from ground stations of airplanes in flight by means of messages transmitted to the pilot electronically
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