Search Result for "flit":
1. a sudden quick movement;
[syn: flit, dart]
2. a secret move (to avoid paying debts);
- Example: "they did a moonlight flit"
1. move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart;
- Example: "The hummingbird flitted among the branches"
[syn: flit, flutter, fleet, dart]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Flit \Flit\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Flitting.] [OE. flitten, flutten, to carry away; cf. Icel. flytja, Sw. flytta, Dan. flytte. [root]84. Cf. Fleet, v. i.] 1. To move with celerity through the air; to fly away with a rapid motion; to dart along; to fleet; as, a bird flits away; a cloud flits along. [1913 Webster] A shadow flits before me. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. To flutter; to rove on the wing. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To pass rapidly, as a light substance, from one place to another; to remove; to migrate. [1913 Webster] It became a received opinion, that the souls of men, departing this life, did flit out of one body into some other. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] 4. To remove from one place or habitation to another. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] --Wright. Jamieson. [1913 Webster] 5. To be unstable; to be easily or often moved. [1913 Webster] And the free soul to flitting air resigned. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Flit \Flit\, a. Nimble; quick; swift. [Obs.] See Fleet. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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