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flip1

 
 
pronunciation:
flIp
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
flip one's wig, flip one's lid
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: flipped, flipping, flips
definition 1: to toss sharply so as to cause to turn over or spin.
The chef flipped the pancake in the air.The choice was made by flipping a coin.
definition 2: to toss with a snapping wrist motion.
He flipped the baseball to me with his usual air of confidence.Could you flip me the remote?
definition 3: to turn or overturn rapidly and easily.
She flipped the pages until she found the map.He flipped the turtle on its back.Those burgers will burn if you don't flip them soon.
similar words:
reverse
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make a striking or flicking movement.
He flipped at the dog's nose with the newspaper.
definition 2: to move in a sudden or jerky manner, as with a flipper, wing, or the like.
The fish flipped left then right.
definition 3: to do a somersault in the air.
The gymnast flipped as part of her dismount.
definition 4: (slang) to become excited or angry (often fol. by out).
Her parents completely flipped out when they heard she had stayed out all night.If I get a good grade on this test, I will absolutely flip.
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phrase: flip one's wig
phrase: flip one's lid
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of flipping, esp. a jerky movement.
With a flip of his wrist, he sent the stone flying.
definition 2: a somersault in the air.
The skater dazzled the audience with his flip at the end of the performance.She taught the dog to do a flip.
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