Search Result for "flip":
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;
- Example: "with a flip of the wrist"
- Example: "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;
- Example: "the pass was fumbled"
[syn: pass, toss, flip]
1. lightly throw to see which side comes up;
- Example: "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;
- Example: "switch on the light"
- Example: "throw the lever"
[syn: throw, flip, switch]
3. look through a book or other written material;
- Example: "He thumbed through the report"
- Example: "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;
- Example: "he flicked his Bic"
[syn: flip, flick]
6. throw or toss with a light motion;
- Example: "flip me the beachball"
- Example: "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;
- Example: "flip over the pork chop"
- Example: "turn over the pancakes"
[syn: flip, flip over, turn over]
9. react in an excited, delighted, or surprised way;
- Example: "he flipped when he heard that he was accepted into Princeton University"
[syn: flip, flip out]
10. go mad, go crazy;
- Example: "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]
1. marked by casual disrespect;
- Example: "a flip answer to serious question"
- Example: "the student was kept in for impudent behavior"
[syn: impudent, insolent, snotty-nosed, flip]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Flip \Flip\ (fl[i^]p), 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. [1913 Webster] Flip dog, an iron used, when heated, to warm flip. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Flip \Flip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flipped (fl[i^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. Flipping.] 1. To toss (an object) into the air so as make it turn over one or more times; to fillip; as, to flip up a cent. [1913 Webster] As when your little ones Do 'twixt their fingers flip their cherry stones. --W. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. To turn (a flat object) over with a quick motion; as, to flip a card over; to flip a pancake. [PJC] 3. To cause (a person) to turn against former colleagues, such as to become a witness for the state, in a criminal prosecution in which the person is a defendant. [cant] [PJC] 4. (Finance) To resell (an asset) rapidly to make a quick profit. [cant] [PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Flip \Flip\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flipped (fl[i^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. Flipping.] To become insane or irrational; -- often used with out; as, seeing her mother killed made the girl flip out. [PJC]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
FLIP 1. An early assembly language on the G-15. [Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)]. 2. ["FLIP User's Manual", G. Kahn, TR 5, INRIA 1981]. 3. Formal LIst Processor. An early language for pattern-matching on Lisp structures, similar to CONVERT. ["FLIP, A Format List Processor", W. Teitelman, Memo MAC-M-263, MIT 1966]. (1995-01-31)Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
227 Moby Thesaurus words for "flip": about-face, afterthoughts, all jaw, anger, be angry, be excitable, beak, beat, bellow, better thoughts, bicker, biggety, blow a gasket, blow up, bluff, bob, bowl, brash, brush, bunt, candid, cast, catapult, catch fire, catch the infection, change of mind, change of pace, change-up, chatty, cheeky, chuck, chunk, chutzpadik, cocky, come apart, come unstuck, communicative, contemptuous, conversational, crack, crack up, crusty, curve, dab, dance, dart, dash, derisive, disrespectful, downcurve, effusive, excite easily, expansive, explode, facy, fastball, fillip, fire, fire up, flame up, flap, flare up, flash up, flick, flicker, fling, flip out, flip-flop, flippant, flirt, flit, flitter, flop, flounce, fluent, flutter, fork, forward pass, frank, freak, freak out, fresh, gabby, gally, garrulous, gassy, get excited, glib, go berserk, go crazy, go haywire, go into hysterics, go mad, go pitapat, go to pieces, gossipy, gratuitous, graze, gregarious, gushy, gutter, have a tantrum, heave, hit the ceiling, hitch, hurl, hurtle, impertinent, impudent, incurve, jerk, jig, jigger, jigget, jiggle, jog, joggle, knuckleball, lance, lateral, lateral pass, launch, let fly, lob, long-winded, loquacious, lose courage, lose self-control, malapert, mature judgment, multiloquent, multiloquious, nervy, newsy, outcurve, overtalkative, palpitate, pass, pat, peck, peg, pelt, pert, pick, pitch, pitchfork, pitter-patter, pluck, prolix, pulse, put, put the shot, rage, ramp, rant, rant and rave, rap, rave, reversal, reverse, right-about, right-about-face, rude, run a temperature, sassy, saucy, screwball, second thoughts, seethe, serve, service, shot-put, shy, sinker, slat, slider, sling, smart, smart-alecky, smart-ass, smolder, smooth, snake, snap, snatch, sociable, spin, spitball, spitter, splutter, sputter, start, storm, sudden pull, take fire, talkative, talky, tap, tergiversating, tergiversation, throb, throw, tickle, tilt, tip, toss, touch, turn, turn a hair, turnabout, turnaround, tweak, twist, twitch, uncalled-for, upcurve, verbose, volte-face, voluble, wave, waver, whisk, windy, wise-ass, wrench, yank, yerk