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To move with a short, sudden movement
“One family reported that their son Mark would frequently flick his fingers in front of his face at his desk during class.”
To move about or around quickly and randomly
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“Flames flick around the whopping porterhouse steak on the grill.”
To move (quickly or suddenly) back and forth or from side to side
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“A red squirrel scolded him from a high perch, and he saw it flick its tail with rage.”
To hit with a quick stroke
“Every time I slurred, she would gently flick my cheek and make me repeat the word.”
To touch or graze with a quick stroke
“The wind tore through my hair, causing strands of orange curls to flick against my eyes.”
To throw or launch something in a given direction
“Don't you dare flick your cigarette ash on my carpet on your way out!”
To toggle something, such as a switch
“In defiance, she chose to flick the light switch on and gasped at what she saw.”
To scan or peruse through something, especially reading material
“As they drove out of Ashley's cul-de-sac, Billy began to flick through the magazine, knowing a long-distance trip was well ahead of them.”
A sudden quick movement
“With a quick flick of her head, her hair re-arranged itself.”
A story or event recorded by a camera as a set of moving images
“According to Dr. Joyce Brothers, it is better to go see a horror movie on a date than a romantic flick.”
An act of scanning or perusing through something, especially reading material
“A flick through the newspaper had reminded her there was a program she wanted to catch on the television.”
Powerful ice hockey shot using a flicking wrist motion
A visual recording made with a camera
A mark used to indicate that an item in a list is correct, chosen or dealt with
An obscene gesture made by sticking up the middle finger of a hand
An general act of touching someone or something
A quick wrist flick delivering a powerful shot, often used in sports like tennis and table tennis
A quick, often unpleasant, tug or shake
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