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fillip

fil·lip

fillip

 
pronunciation:
fI lihp
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: filliped, filliping, fillips
definition 1: to strike by suddenly releasing a finger that has been held down with the thumb.
definition 2: to incite to action, as if by filliping.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a fillip.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a blow caused by or the action of suddenly releasing a finger that has been held down with the thumb.
definition 2: anything that incites to action or increases interest; stimulus.
similar words:
prod
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