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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.


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.


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.


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


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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