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Flip definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLIP, n. A mixed liquor consisting of beer and spirit sweetened.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: marked by casual disrespect; "a flip answer to serious question"; "the student was kept in for impudent behavior" [syn: impudent, insolent, snotty-nosed, flip] n
1: an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return [syn: somersault, somerset, summersault, summerset, somersaulting, flip]
2: hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg
3: a sudden, quick movement; "with a flip of the wrist"; "the fish flipped over"
4: the act of flipping a coin [syn: flip, toss]
5: a dive in which the diver somersaults before entering the water
6: (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled" [syn: pass, toss, flip] v
1: lightly throw to see which side comes up; "I don't know what to do--I may as well flip a coin!" [syn: flip, toss]
2: cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever" [syn: throw, flip, switch]
3: look through a book or other written material; "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume" [syn: flick, flip, thumb, riffle, leaf, riff]
4: toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air [syn: flip, twitch]
5: cause to move with a flick; "he flicked his Bic" [syn: flip, flick]
6: throw or toss with a light motion; "flip me the beachball"; "toss me newspaper" [syn: flip, toss, sky, pitch]
7: move with a flick or light motion
8: turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse; "flip over the pork chop"; "turn over the pancakes" [syn: flip, flip over, turn over]
9: react in an excited, delighted, or surprised way; "he flipped when he heard that he was accepted into Princeton University" [syn: flip, flip out]
10: go mad, go crazy; "He flipped when he heard that he was being laid off" [syn: flip, flip out]
11: reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action) [syn: interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip- flop]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb (flipped; flipping) Etymology: probably imitative Date: circa 1567 transitive verb 1. to toss so as to cause to turn over in the air <flip a coin>; also toss <flip me the ball> <flip one end of the scarf over your shoulder> 2. a. to cause to turn and especially to turn over <flipped the car> <flipping the pages of a book> b. to move with a small quick motion <flip a switch> intransitive verb 1. to make a twitching or flicking movement <the fish flipped and flopped on the deck>; also to change from one position to another and especially turn over <the car flipped> 2. leaf 2 <flipped through the pages> 3. slang a. to lose one's mind or composure often used with out b. to become very enthusiastic II. noun Date: 1695 1. a mixed drink usually consisting of a sweetened spiced liquor with beaten eggs 2. an act or instance of flipping 3. the motion used in flipping 4. a somersault especially in the air III. adjective Date: 1823 flippant, impertinent

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. v., n., & adj. --v. (flipped, flipping) 1 tr. a flick or toss (a coin, pellet, etc.) with a quick movement so that it spins in the air. b remove (a small object) from a surface with a flick of the fingers. 2 tr. a strike or flick (a person's ear, cheek, etc.) lightly or smartly. b move (a fan, whip, etc.) with a sudden jerk. 3 tr. turn (a small object) over. 4 intr. a make a fillip or flicking noise with the fingers. b (foll. by at) strike smartly at. 5 intr. move about with sudden jerks. 6 intr. sl. become suddenly excited or enthusiastic. --n. 1 a smart light blow; a flick. 2 colloq. a a short pleasure flight in an aircraft. b a quick tour etc. 3 an act of flipping over (gave the stone a flip). --adj. colloq. glib; flippant. Phrases and idioms: flip chart a large pad erected on a stand and bound so that one page can be turned over at the top to reveal the next. flip one's lid sl. 1 lose self-control. 2 go mad. flip side colloq. the less important side of a gramophone record. flip through = flick through. Etymology: prob. f. FILLIP 2. n. 1 a drink of heated beer and spirit. 2 = egg-flip. Etymology: perh. f. FLIP(1) in the sense whip up

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Flip Flip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flipped; p. pr. & vb. n. Flipping.] To toss or fillip; as, to flip up a cent. As when your little ones Do 'twixt their fingers flip their cherry stones. --W. Browne.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Flip Flip, n. [Cf. Prov. E. flip nimble, flippant, also, a slight blow. Cf. Flippant.] A mixture of beer, spirit, etc., stirred and heated by a hot iron. Flip dog, an iron used, when heated, to warm flip.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(flips, flipping, flipped) 1. If you flip a device on or off, or if you flip a switch, you turn it on or off by pressing the switch quickly. Then he walked out, flipping the lights off... He flipped the timer switch. = flick VERB: V n with on/off, V n 2. If you flip through the pages of a book, for example, you quickly turn over the pages in order to find a particular one or to get an idea of the contents. He was flipping through a magazine in the living room... He flipped the pages of the diary and began reading the last entry. VERB: V through n, V n 3. If something flips over, or if you flip it over or into a different position, it moves or is moved into a different position. The plane then flipped over and burst into flames... He flipped it neatly on to the plate. VERB: V adv/prep, V n prep/adv 4. If you flip something, especially a coin, you use your thumb to make it turn over and over, as it goes through the air. I pulled a coin from my pocket and flipped it... = toss VERB: V n 5. If you say that someone is being flip, you disapprove of them because you think that what they are saying shows they are not being serious enough about something. ...a flip answer... The tone of the book is sometimes too flip. ADJ [disapproval]

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Small beer, brandy, and sugar: this mixture, with the addition of a lemon, was by sailors, formerly called Sir Cloudsly, in memory of Sir Cloudsly Shovel, who used frequently to regale himself with it.

Moby Thesaurus

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