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I am a spiritual person in an eastern religion kind of way. I learned that happiness for all of us is a switch that you flick in your brain. It doesn't have anything to do with getting a new house, a new car, a new girlfriend, or a new pair of shoes. Our culture is very much about that; we are never happy with what we have today.
Tom Ford

Meaning of "flick" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FLICK

Of imitative origin; compare French flicflac.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FLICK

flick  [flɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FLICK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Flick is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb flick in English.

WHAT DOES FLICK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of flick in the English dictionary

The first definition of flick in the dictionary is to touch with or as if with the finger or hand in a quick jerky movement. Other definition of flick is to propel or remove by a quick jerky movement, usually of the fingers or hand. Flick is also to move or cause to move quickly or jerkily.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FLICK

PRESENT

Present
I flick
you flick
he/she/it flicks
we flick
you flick
they flick
Present continuous
I am flicking
you are flicking
he/she/it is flicking
we are flicking
you are flicking
they are flicking
Present perfect
I have flicked
you have flicked
he/she/it has flicked
we have flicked
you have flicked
they have flicked
Present perfect continuous
I have been flicking
you have been flicking
he/she/it has been flicking
we have been flicking
you have been flicking
they have been flicking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I flicked
you flicked
he/she/it flicked
we flicked
you flicked
they flicked
Past continuous
I was flicking
you were flicking
he/she/it was flicking
we were flicking
you were flicking
they were flicking
Past perfect
I had flicked
you had flicked
he/she/it had flicked
we had flicked
you had flicked
they had flicked
Past perfect continuous
I had been flicking
you had been flicking
he/she/it had been flicking
we had been flicking
you had been flicking
they had been flicking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will flick
you will flick
he/she/it will flick
we will flick
you will flick
they will flick
Future continuous
I will be flicking
you will be flicking
he/she/it will be flicking
we will be flicking
you will be flicking
they will be flicking
Future perfect
I will have flicked
you will have flicked
he/she/it will have flicked
we will have flicked
you will have flicked
they will have flicked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been flicking
you will have been flicking
he/she/it will have been flicking
we will have been flicking
you will have been flicking
they will have been flicking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would flick
you would flick
he/she/it would flick
we would flick
you would flick
they would flick
Conditional continuous
I would be flicking
you would be flicking
he/she/it would be flicking
we would be flicking
you would be flicking
they would be flicking
Conditional perfect
I would have flick
you would have flick
he/she/it would have flick
we would have flick
you would have flick
they would have flick
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been flicking
you would have been flicking
he/she/it would have been flicking
we would have been flicking
you would have been flicking
they would have been flicking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you flick
we let´s flick
you flick
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to flick
Past participle
flicked
Present Participle
flicking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FLICK


acrylic
əˈkrɪlɪk
alcoholic
ˌælkəˈhɒlɪk
alec
ˈælɪk
catholic
ˈkæθəlɪk
click
klɪk
double-click
ˌdʌbəlˈklɪk
garlic
ˈɡɑːlɪk
hydraulic
haɪˈdrɒlɪk
italic
ɪˈtælɪk
klick
klɪk
lick
lɪk
malik
ˈmælɪk
metabolic
ˌmetəˈbɒlɪk
metallic
mɪˈtælɪk
psychedelic
ˌsaɪkɪˈdɛlɪk
public
ˈpʌblɪk
republic
rɪˈpʌblɪk
right-click
ˌraɪtˈklɪk
slick
slɪk
symbolic
sɪmˈbɒlɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FLICK

flibbert
flibbertigibbet
flic
flichter
flick knife
flick-on
flick-pass
flickable
flicker
flickering
flickeringly
flickers
flickertail
Flickertail State
flickery
flicks
flier
flies
flight
flight arrow

WORDS THAT END LIKE FLICK

bootlick
cat-lick
chick flick
cowlick
deer lick
killick
left-click
melick
niblick
oil slick
pay-per-click
point-and-click
rollick
salt lick
Schlick
shashlick
skin flick
super-slick
ultraslick
unslick

Synonyms and antonyms of flick in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FLICK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «flick» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of flick
click · dab · fillip · flip · hit · jab · jerk · jolt · lurch · peck · press · pull · rap · snap · strike · stroke · sweep · tap · touch · tug · whisk

Translation of «flick» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FLICK

Find out the translation of flick to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of flick from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «flick» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

轻快地移动
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dar un golpecito a
570 millions of speakers

English

flick
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

झटका
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نفض الغبار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Флик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estalar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঝাড়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

passer rapidement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menyelipkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schnellen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ピシッと動かす
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

휙 움직이다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gulung cepet
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phim
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

படம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

झटका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fiske
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dare un colpetto a
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Flick
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Флік
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scutura
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κτύπημα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

flick
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

flick
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

flick
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of flick

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FLICK»

The term «flick» is very widely used and occupies the 12.710 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FLICK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «flick» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «flick» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about flick

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10 QUOTES WITH «FLICK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word flick.
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Jay Baruchel
I'm a massive movie nerd. That being said, I could retire tomorrow because I wrote this movie 'Goon' and it came out, and it connected and it's a wonderful flick that I think is beautiful and then it had this wonderful life and it means a lot to a lot of people.
2
Kelli Berglund
I would love to get into feature films; I'm willing to do an action flick, I'm willing to do a romantic comedy.
3
Elisabetta Canalis
Sometimes when I flick through a magazine and see these thin models I'm left wondering what effect they can have on an insecure person. But I say to girls: forget what you see in the magazines, that is a world which has nothing to do with reality; think of it as a cartoon.
4
Nina Conti
I had a terrible dream when I was pregnant; I dreamt the baby had a ventriloquial mouth, but there was no hand hole; I had to flick the mouth down to get words out.
5
Anton du Beke
I like to get up and get out. Otherwise you end up kicking about, and it's easy to flick the telly on; then before you know it, it is 11 A.M. and you haven't done anything.
6
Maureen Dowd
The guilty pleasure I miss most when I'm out slogging on the campaign trail is the chance to sprawl on the chaise and watch a vacuously spunky and generically sassy chick flick.
7
Tom Ford
I am a spiritual person in an eastern religion kind of way. I learned that happiness for all of us is a switch that you flick in your brain. It doesn't have anything to do with getting a new house, a new car, a new girlfriend, or a new pair of shoes. Our culture is very much about that; we are never happy with what we have today.
8
Adam Green
When I wrote 'Hatchet,' I knew that I was not re-inventing the wheel. That was never my intention. My goal was to make an '80s-style slasher flick that actually holds up. Basically, I wanted to make the movie that I wanted to see and pay no mind to current trends or conventions.
9
Harriet Van Horne
Rarely in broadcasting history has so much been riding on the whimsical flick of a few thousand wrists.
10
Ana Layevska
Foreign audiences are used to seeing Mexico in other sorts of movies. 'Casi divas' is a step toward a more commercially successful cinema, without the violence, blood and exaggerations. The movie reflects a more human Mexico, while remaining a chick flick, although it is not a romantic comedy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FLICK»

Discover the use of flick in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to flick and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Flick: a novel
A young adolescent is confused by the behavior of her schoolmate Felicity, on whom she has a passionate crush.
Wendy Ann Kesselman, 1983
2
An Introduction to Qualitative Research
In this fifth edition, you will find: a new chapter outlining methodological approaches to qualitative research new introductory sections at the beginning of each of the book’s seven parts, which prepare the ground and define key terms ...
Uwe Flick, 2014
3
Make Your Own Sci-Fi Flick
"Provides instructions for how to make your own science fiction movie"--Provided by publisher.
Jonathan Quijano, 2012
4
Flick
Nine-year-old Jack finds a badly injured dog, and even though his veterinarian father thinks the dog will not survive, Jack is sure that it will.
Lynn Floyd Wright, Tony Waters, 1995
5
Flick Goes Under the Sea!
Flick is a celestial being of light, that loves just about everything.
Iimma Liora, 2012
6
Isabel Flick: The Many Lives Of An Extraordinary Aboriginal ...
This is her story, told in her own words and those of her family and friends, beginning on the riverbank camps of Collarenebri, where at an early age she was barred from formal education and threatened by the Protection Board with removal'.
Isabel Flick, Heather Goodall, 2004
7
Art Flick's New Streamside Guide
What fly shall I use? This is the question that most interests ardent trout fishermen - beginners and experts alike; and this is what Art Flick's New Streamside Guide is designed to answer. It is an acknowledged 'practical classic.
Art Flick, 1947
8
Cosmetic and Toiletry Formulations
This book contains hundreds of cosmetic and toiletry formulations based on information received from numerous industrial companies and other organizations.
Ernest W. Flick, 1999
9
Advanced Cleaning Product Formulations
This book (Volume 2) presents several hundred advanced cleaning product formulations for household, industrial and automotive applications.
Ernest W. Flick, 2008
10
Flick Goes Bush: Gift Or Curse
Flick is a celestial being of light, that loves just about everything.
Iimma Liora, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FLICK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term flick is used in the context of the following news items.
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See 'Orphan Black' reimagined as a sitcom, horror flick, and telenovela
Orphan Black's suburban couple Alison and Donnie get three different makeovers in a series of fake trailers released Friday. The videos, which ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jul 15»
2
Crowd gets out to enjoy Milwaukee, Fish Fry & a Flick … - WISN.com
MILWAUKEE —It's been a tough week for the city of Milwaukee, but there are still plenty of good times to be had, and Friday night was a perfect ... «WISN Milwaukee, Jul 15»
3
A High School Play Gets Deadly in Found-Footage Flick The Gallows
At the end of the last century, The Blair Witch Project popularized the notion of idiots in horror movies filming every second of their own ... «Vegas Seven, Jul 15»
4
Pick A Dish At Flick A Dish To Be Floored | HungryForever
Standing tall by the busy roads of Lajpat Nagar's Dayanand Colony, Flick a Dish is a cozy and relaxed place to dine at if you are craving ... «HungryForever, Jul 15»
5
Classic cast in adventure flick - Knox Village Soup
Classic cast in adventure flick. Jul 11, 2015. Cary Grant makes for a debonair daredevil in “Only Angels Have Wings.” Thomaston — The Friends of the ... «Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald, Jul 15»
6
Catchy numbers in upcoming Eid flick 'Wrong Number' | ARY NEWS
ARY Films' brings you Wrong Number, which is not only set to entertain audiences nationwide with its spectacular content but the music will ... «ARY NEWS, Jul 15»
7
Self/less Review Roundup: Is Ryan Reynolds' Sci-Fi Flick
What happens when an extremely wealthy aristocrat dying of cancer undergoes a medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
8
'Spoiler communists' launch crowd funded revolution flick starring …
'Spoiler communists' launch crowd funded revolution flick starring themselves. Published time: July 10, 2015 12:09. Get short URL. Russian actor Mikhail ... «RT, Jul 15»
9
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Dead Bang' - Starpulse.com
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Dead Bang'. Jason Coleman July 10th, 2015 12:20pm EDT. Share. Google. Tweet. Pin it. Comment. DB header. Things were beginning ... «Starpulse.com, Jul 15»
10
Ellen Page to Star In New Iraq Indie Flick 'Lioness'
Ellen Page gets emotional while filming scenes for her upcoming flick Tallulah on Monday (July 6) on a dock in the Tribeca neighborhood of ... «Just Jared, Jul 15»

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