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English noun: flick

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


SamplesHe gave it a flick with his finger.
He felt the flick of a whip.


Broader (hypernym)contact, impinging, striking

2. flick (communication) a short stroke


Broader (hypernym)stroke

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


SamplesThey went to a movie every Saturday night.
The film was shot on location.


Synonymsfilm, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show


Broader (hypernym)product, production, show


Narrower (hyponym)3-D, 3D, cinema verite, collage film, coming attraction, docudrama, documentary, documentary film, feature, feature film, film noir, final cut, home movie, infotainment, musical, musical comedy, musical theater, rough cut, shoot-'em-up, short subject, silent movie, silent picture, silents, skin flick, slow motion, talkie, talking picture, telefilm, three-D


Part holonymcaption, credit, credits, episode, scene, sequence, shot, subtitle


Domain category membersdub, film, reshoot, shoot, synchronise, synchronize, take, tape, videotape


English verb: flick

1. flick (perception) flash intermittently


SamplesThe lights flicked on and off.


Synonymsflicker


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)blink, flash, twinkle, wink, winkle

2. flick (perception) look through a book or other written material


SamplesHe thumbed through the report.
She leafed through the volume.


Synonymsflip, leaf, riff, riffle, thumb


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)peruse

3. flick (motion) cause to move with a flick


SamplesHe flicked his Bic.


Synonymsflip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)throw

4. flick (contact) throw or toss with a quick motion


SamplesFlick a piece of paper across the table.
Jerk his head.


Synonymsjerk


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)force, push

5. flick (weather) shine unsteadily


SamplesThe candle flickered.


ExamplesLights flick on the horizon, The horizon is flicking with lights


Synonymsflicker


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)beam, shine

6. flick (contact) twitch or flutter


SamplesThe paper flicked.


Synonymsriffle, ruffle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move

7. flick (contact) cause to make a snapping sound


SamplesSnap your fingers.


Synonymsclick, snap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)move

8. flick (contact) touch or hit with a light, quick blow


SamplesFlicked him with his hand.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)brush

9. flick (change) remove with a flick (of the hand)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw









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