(noun, verb)


1. a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)

- he gave it a flick with his finger

- he felt the flick of a whip

Definition categories: event, contact, impinging, striking

2. a short stroke

Definition categories: communication, stroke

3. a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement

Similar word(s): film, movie, pic, picture

Definition categories: communication, product, production, show

Sentences with flick as a noun:

- He removed the speck of dust with a flick of his finger.

- She gave a disdainful flick of her hair and marched out of the room.

- My all-time favorite flick is "Gone with the Wind."

- Want to go to the flicks tonight?

- a flick of bacon


1. flash intermittently

- The lights flicked on and off

Similar word(s): flicker

Definition categories: perception, blink, flash, twinkle, wink, winkle

2. look through a book or other written material

Similar word(s): flip, leaf, riff, riffle, thumb

Definition categories: perception, peruse

3. cause to move with a flick

- he flicked his Bic

Similar word(s): flip

Definition categories: motion, throw

4. throw or toss with a quick motion

- flick a piece of paper across the table

Similar word(s): jerk

Definition categories: contact, force, push

5. shine unsteadily

- The candle flickered

Similar word(s): flicker

Definition categories: weather, beam, shine

6. twitch or flutter

- the paper flicked

Similar word(s): riffle, ruffle

Definition categories: contact, displace, move

7. cause to make a snapping sound

Similar word(s): click, snap

Definition categories: contact, move

8. touch or hit with a light, quick blow

- flicked him with his hand

Definition categories: contact, brush

9. remove with a flick (of the hand)

Definition categories: change, remove, take, withdraw

Sentences with flick as a verb:

- flick one's hair

- with a flick of the wrist

- to flick the dirt from boots