- flick1 [ flık ] verb *1. ) transitive to make something move quickly and suddenly, especially with a quick movement of the hand:He flicked a speck of cigarette ash off his sleeve.flick something over/across/at/into/back/down etc.: She flicked back her long dark hair.Martin flicked the ball at the goalpost.flick something open: He flicked open the file in front of him.a ) intransitive flick over/across etc. to move quickly and suddenly:A branch flicked across her face.The figures on the clock flicked to 5:36.2. ) transitive to move a switch in order to turn something such as a light or machine on or off:flick something on/off: He flicked on the car radio.3. ) intransitive or transitive to look at someone or something quickly:She flicked a glance at the door.Linda's eyes flicked across the map.,flick `through phrasal verb transitive flick through something1. ) to turn the pages of a book, magazine, newspaper, etc. very quickly looking at some of the pages for a very short time2. ) to quickly change from one television CHANNEL to another, having a very quick look at each to see what program is on:She flicked through the channels but nothing interesting was on.flickflick 2 [ flık ] noun count1. ) a sudden quick movement:flick of: He dealt the cards with a flick of his wrist.2. ) INFORMAL a movie:a seventies crime flickat the flick of a switchquickly and easily, especially by using a computer
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.