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We often take for granted that our lights will come on when we flip the light switch, but the reality is that our reliability standards and the current state of the transmission grid leave us all vulnerable to blackouts.
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Meaning of "flip" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FLIP

Probably of imitative origin.
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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 FLIP

flip  [flɪp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FLIP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Flip is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
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 adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

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

See the conjugation of the verb flip in English.

WHAT DOES FLIP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of flip in the English dictionary

The first definition of flip in the dictionary is to throw carelessly or briskly; toss. Other definition of flip is to throw or flick so that it turns or spins in the air. Flip is also to propel by a sudden movement of the finger; flick.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FLIP

PRESENT

Present
I flip
you flip
he/she/it flips
we flip
you flip
they flip
Present continuous
I am flipping
you are flipping
he/she/it is flipping
we are flipping
you are flipping
they are flipping
Present perfect
I have flipped
you have flipped
he/she/it has flipped
we have flipped
you have flipped
they have flipped
Present perfect continuous
I have been flipping
you have been flipping
he/she/it has been flipping
we have been flipping
you have been flipping
they have been flipping
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 flipped
you flipped
he/she/it flipped
we flipped
you flipped
they flipped
Past continuous
I was flipping
you were flipping
he/she/it was flipping
we were flipping
you were flipping
they were flipping
Past perfect
I had flipped
you had flipped
he/she/it had flipped
we had flipped
you had flipped
they had flipped
Past perfect continuous
I had been flipping
you had been flipping
he/she/it had been flipping
we had been flipping
you had been flipping
they had been flipping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you flip
we let´s flip
you flip
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to flip
Past participle
flipped
Present Participle
flipping
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 FLIP


antislip
ˌæntɪˈslɪp
blip
blɪp
clip
klɪp
julep
ˈdʒuːlɪp
lip
lɪp
newsclip
ˈnjuːzklɪp
paperclip
ˈpeɪpəˌklɪp
payslip
ˈpeɪslɪp
Philip
ˈfɪlɪp
Phillip
ˈfɪlɪp
polyp
ˈpɒlɪp
slip
slɪp
tulip
ˈtjuːlɪp
unclip
ʌnˈklɪp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FLIP

flinty
flip chart
flip one´s lid
flip side
flip-flop
flip-flopped
flip-flopper
flip-flopping
flip-top
flip-up
flipboard
flipbook
flipchart
flippancy
flippant
flippantly
flippantness
flipped
flipper
flippest

WORDS THAT END LIKE FLIP

back flip
betting slip
circlip
cleft lip
cover slip
curl one´s lip
deposit slip
film clip
Freudian slip
hair clip
half-slip
keep a stiff upper lip
let slip
pink slip
Port Phillip
roach clip
sales slip
tie clip
upper lip
video clip

Synonyms and antonyms of flip in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FLIP»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «flip» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of flip
browse · cast · click · flick · fling · glance · jerk · leaf · overturn · pitch · roll over · skim · skip · sling · snap · spin · switch · throw · thumb · toss · turn · turn over · twist

Translation of «flip» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FLIP

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

Translator English - Chinese

快速地按动 >
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

encender {or} apagar
570 millions of speakers

English

flip
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फ्लिप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الوجه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

флип
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ligar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টুসকি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

actionner
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Flip
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

knipsen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

パチッとスイッチを入れたり切ったりする
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

> 켜다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Flip
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிளிப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

झटका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fiske
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

azionare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

z klapką
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фліп
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Flip
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κτύπημα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

flip
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

flip
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

flip
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of flip

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FLIP»

The term «flip» is very widely used and occupies the 5.085 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FLIP» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «FLIP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word flip.
1
David Baldacci
I'd read a lot of thrillers about politicians and presidents, but never one where you flip the stereotypes and make good people bad and bad people good.
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John Battelle
Advertising and content have always been bound together - in print, on television, and on the web. Sure, you can skip the ad - just flip the page, or press 'ffwd' on your DVR. But great advertising, as I've long argued, adds value to the content ecosystem, and has as much a right to be in the conversation as does the publisher and the consumer.
3
Noah Baumbach
I'm good with a grill. I like to make cheeseburgers - I once read in a David Goodis crime novel that you're only supposed to flip a burger once.
4
Sara Blakely
I'll mix a lot of things. I'll wear a Temperley dress with flip flops, or I might be in head-to-toe Gucci and have on a ring that I got from a gumball machine for 50 cents.
5
Candace Cameron Bure
I had no style when I was 17! I look at teenagers now and say, 'I wish I'd looked like them when I was that age.' I had no style whatsoever, but style also wasn't as prominent as it is today. I was just very laid back, usually wearing jeans and tank tops and flip flops.
6
Richard Burr
We often take for granted that our lights will come on when we flip the light switch, but the reality is that our reliability standards and the current state of the transmission grid leave us all vulnerable to blackouts.
7
Kimberly Caldwell
Sometimes I'll flip through a magazine and do a double take when I see myself in it, it's just crazy!
8
Chris Carter
I've become very interested in the spectrum of political discourse as seen on the cable news channels that are conveniently right in a row on my cable provider's dial. I can flip from Fox to CNN to HLN to MSNBC, and I find myself at night flipping it back and forth through them, and it's something of an addiction.
9
Eugene Cernan
If the guidance failed or started to stray or went somewhere we didn't like or the ground didn't like, I could flip a switch, and I could control seven, over seven and a half million pounds of thrust with this handle and fly the thing to the Moon myself.
10
Susan Choi
Innocence as we understand it in our culture is very theatrical. The flip side is, if you're charming enough, you can get away with anything.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FLIP»

Discover the use of flip in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to flip and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Flip: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit
It takes out all the guess work and almost all of the risk. Here's what industry experts are saying about FLIP: "Read this book before you flip that house!
Rick Villani, Clay Davis, Gary Keller, 2006
2
Flip
What does it mean to have a soul whose will to live knows no limits? This gripping psychological thriller establishes Martyn Bedford as a hot new literary talent for young adults. Friday, December 14th.
Martyn Bedford, 2011
3
Flip
Twins Ryan and Taylor do it all the time. Now their dream is about to come true. They've discovered mysterious alien disks that allow them to "flip"--to become legendary heroes from the past. But who?
David Lubar, 2004
4
The Split History of the American Revolution: A Perspectives ...
"Describes the opposing viewpoints of the British and Patriots during the American Revolution"--Provided by publisher.
Michael Burgan, 2012
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Flip Dictionary
Flip Dictionary comes to the rescue! Bestselling author Barbara Ann Kipfer has created a huge reference that offers cues and clue words to lead writers to the exact phrase or specific term they need.
Barbara Kipfer, 2002
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Flip: How Counter-Intuitive Thinking is Changi
An ability to "flip"—to think counterintuitively and then act boldly, with no regard for "business as usual" conventions. one of the youngest and fastest-rising stars on the international consulting and speaking circuit, Peter Sheahan ...
Peter Sheahan, 2009
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Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class ...
From there, Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams began the flipped classroom-students watched recorded lectures for homework and completed their assignements, labs, and tests in class with their teacher available.
Jonathan Bergmann, Aaron Sams, 2012
8
Bites: Scary Stories to Sink Your Teeth Into
A volume of new works by some of today's most popular authors is a collection of vampire, werewolf and other spine-tingling tales that includes contributions by such writers as Peter Lerangis, Neal Shusterman and Ellen Wittlinger. Original.
Lois Metzger, 2009
9
How to Live in Flip-Flops
Simple prose and watercolor illustrations offer tips for living a simple, relaxed lifestyle by slowing down and finding happiness in the little things of life.
Sandy Gingras, 2009
10
The Flip Side: Break Free of the Behaviors That Hold You Back
Flip Flippen is the most influential man you've never heard of.
Flip Flippen, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FLIP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term flip is used in the context of the following news items.
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Flip Saunders: Kevin Garnett can still …
Minnesota's Flip Saunders (left) said on Friday he's excited to be reunited with veteran Kevin Garnett for the 2015-16 NBA campaign. «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
2
Police Investigating If Alcohol Caused Driver To Flip … - WDTV.COM
Police Investigating If Alcohol Caused Driver To Flip Car In Clarksburg. Written by Your 5News Team. Last updated on July 10, 2015 @ 11:56PM. Created on ... «WDTV, Jul 15»
3
China's Stock Crash Poised to Flip Over Global Finance / Sputnik …
As mainland China's financial situation worsens, the overall economic turmoil is threatening to flip over the fragile growth in nations most ... «Sputnik International, Jul 15»
4
Amanda Seyfried: I'm a flip flop fan - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
"I live in checked shirts and flip flops," she admitted to German magazine Joy. "And I'd rather wear barely any make-up!" While she can be as ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
5
Giants Who Need to Flip A Switch Out Of The Break
This post is exactly what the title says. I will be observing Giants who have underachieved in the first half who need to flip a switch into high ... «SportsBlog.com, Jul 15»
6
Asus Chromebook Flip - Full Review & Benchmarks
The $249 Asus Chromebook Flip offers a flexible design, a vibrant touch screen and long battery life, making it a very good laptop-tablet combo ... «Laptop Mag, Jul 15»
7
Jeff Samardzija enjoying flip side of Cubs-White Sox rivalry -- from …
White Sox, and former Cubs, pitcher Jeff Samardzija gets to take in his first time in the visitor's locker room at Wrigley Field. He is not expected ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
8
Volunteers flip house to help family pay medical bills - 9News
Volunteers flip house to help family pay medical bills. To help Carter's family pay his medical expenses, volunteers give a former dilapidated ... «9NEWS.com, Jul 15»
9
Hopsin Talks Rappers' Images with Hot 97, Calls Childish Gambino a
Glover may not want to be labelled a “flip flop rapper”, but seeing Hopsin not go out of his way to diss another rapper (especially when Hot 97 ... «The Early Registration, Jul 15»
10
"Flip or Flop" Finishes Highest-Rated Season to Date - The Futon Critic
Beginning next Tuesday, July 14 at 9:00/8:00c, the El Moussas will star in their new HGTV spin-off series, "Flip or Flop Follow-Up." ... «The Futon Critic, Jul 15»

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