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flip Explained

flip at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


flip at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v past tense and past participle flipped present participle flipping // ----------//
1 move:
2 turn in the air:
3 angry:
4 turn a switch:
5 turn pages:
6 flip your lid: Phrasal verbs// flip somebody → off// ----------// [Date: 1500-1600; Origin: Probably from the sound]//
1 MOVE: [I,T always + adverb/preposition] to move something with a quick sudden movement so that it is in a different position// --He flipped the top off the bottle and poured himself a drink.// --She flipped the lid of the box open and looked inside.// flip over// --He flipped the paper over and started writing on the back.//
2 TURN IN THE AIR: [T] to make a flat object such as a coin go upwards and turn over in the air// toss// --We flipped a coin to see who would go first.// --There's quite an art to flipping pancakes.//
3 ANGRY: [I] informal to suddenly become very angry or upset// lose it// --I just flipped and started shouting.//
4 TURN A SWITCH: [T] to move a switch so that a machine or piece of electrical equipment starts or stops// flick// --Anna flipped the switch that opened the front gate.// flip sth on/off// --Josie flipped on the radio.//
5 TURN PAGES: [I and T] to turn the pages of a book or newspaper quickly, especially because you are looking for something// --He picked up the newspaper and flipped straight to the sports pages.// flip through// --I flipped through my address book but couldn't find her phone number.//
6 flip your lid: informal to suddenly become very angry// go crazy// --Mom flipped her lid when she found out I was pregnant.// flip off [flip sb → off] phr v// also flip sb the bird // to make a rude sign at someone by lifting up your middle finger and keeping your other fingers down//
flip 2 n [C] [Date: 1900-2000; Origin: Filipino]//
1 an action in which you make a flat object such as a coin go upwards and turn over in the air: toss// --In the end the decision was made by the flip of a coin .//
2 a movement in which you jump up and turn over in the air, so that your feet go over your head: somersault// --I tripped and almost did a backward flip down the stairs.//
3 an action in which you turn the pages of a book or newspaper quickly, especially because you are looking for something: flick// flip through// --I had a quick flip through my cookery books and found a recipe that sounded quite nice.//
flip 3 adj informal not said or meant seriously// flippant// --I was fed up with his flip comments.//

flip at Danish => English Of Explained:

e, Els

flip at Danish => English Of Explained:

his, t

flip at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

convert text file line endings between Unix and DOS formats This program converts line endings of text files between MS-DOS and **IX formats. It detects binary files in a nearly foolproof way and leaves them alone unless you override this. It will also leave files alone that are already in the right format and preserves file timestamps. User interrupts are handled gracefully and no garbage or corrupted files left behind. 'flip' does not convert files to a different character set, and it can not handle Apple Macintosh line endings (CR only). For that (and more), you can use the 'recode' program (package 'recode'). From Debian 3.0r0 APT

flip at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

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

flip at Danish => English Of Explained:


flip at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun, adjective
verb (-pp-)
1 to turn over into a different position with a sudden quick movement; to make sth do this:
[V] The plane flipped and crashed. * (figurative) She felt her heart flip (= with excitement, etc.). * [VN] He flipped the lid open and looked inside the case.
see also FLIP OVER
2 [VN] ~ sth (on / off) to press a button or switch in order to turn a machine, etc. on or off
to flip a switch * She reached over and flipped off the light.
3 [VN +adv./prep.] to throw sth somewhere using your thumb and/or fingers:
They flipped a coin to decide who would get the ticket. * He flipped the keys onto the desk.
4 [V] ~ (out) (informal) to become very angry, excited or unable to think clearly:
She finally flipped under the pressure. * He completely flipped when he saw the mess in the kitchen.
flip your lid (informal) to become very angry and lose control of what you are saying or doing:
She'll flip her lid when she finds out.
flip over to turn onto the other side or upside down:
The car hit a tree and flipped over. * He flipped over and sat up.
flip sth<->over to turn sth onto the other side or upside down:
The wind flipped over several cars.
flip through sth to turn the pages of a book, etc. quickly and look at them without reading everything:
She flipped through the magazine looking for the letters page.
1 [C] a small quick hit with a part of the body that causes sth to turn over:
The whole thing was decided on the flip of a coin.
2 [C] a movement in which the body turns over in the air:
The handstand was followed by a back flip. * (figurative) Her heart did a flip.
3 [sing.] ~ through sth a quick look through the pages of a book, magazine, etc:
I had a quick flip through the report while I was waiting.
adjective (informal) = FLIPPANT:
a flip answer / comment * Don't be flip with me.

Flip at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Flip \Flip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flipped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
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.

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

{Flip dog}, an iron used, when heated, to warm flip.

flip at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:


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].


flip at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : marked by casual disrespect; "a flip answer to serious
question"; "the student was kept in for impudent
behavior" [syn: {impudent}, {insolent}, {snotty-nosed}]
[also: {flipping}, {flipped}]

n 1: an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head
(either forward or backward) and return [syn: {somersault},
2: hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg
3: the act of flipping a coin [syn: {toss}]
4: a dive in which the diver somersaults before entering the
5: (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of
your team; "the pass was fumbled" [syn: {pass}, {toss}]
[also: {flipping}, {flipped}]

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: {toss}]
2: cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch
on the light"; "throw the lever" [syn: {throw}, {switch}]
3: look through a book or other written material; "He thumbed
through the report"; "She leafed through the volume" [syn:
{flick}, {thumb}, {riffle}, {leaf}, {riff}]
4: toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in
the air [syn: {twitch}]
5: cause to move with a flick; "he flicked his Bic" [syn: {flick}]
6: throw or toss with a light motion; "flip me the beachball";
"toss me newspaper" [syn: {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 over}, {turn
9: go mad, go crazy; "He flipped when he heard that he was
being laid off" [syn: {flip out}]
10: reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action) [syn: {interchange},
{tack}, {switch}, {alternate}, {flip-flop}]
[also: {flipping}, {flipped}]

flip at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Flip



* Inter: rhymes » ɪp

Etymology 1

Alteration of earlier Inter: term » fillip|lang=en, from Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » filippen||to make a signal or sound with thumb and right forefinger, snap the fingers|lang=enm, an attenuated variation of Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » flappen||to flap, clap, slap, strike|lang=enm. Cognate with Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » flappen||to flap|lang=nl, Inter: etyl » de|- Inter: term » flappen||to flap|lang=de.


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A maneuver which rotates an object end-over-end.
    1. : Well decide this on a flip of a coin.''
    2. : The diver did a couple of flips before landing in the pool.
    3. A complete change of direction, decision, movement etc.
      Derived terms
      * back-flip

  • flipside
  • flipper
  • flip out
  • flip off
    Inter: trans-top » A maneuver which rotates an object end-over-end
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|переворот|m, Inter: t+ » ru|сальто|n

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » flips|flipping|flipped
  • Inter: transitiv » e To throw (as in to turn over).
    1. : You need to flip the pancake onto the other side.
    2. Inter: quote-news » year=2011|date=September 16|author=Ben Dirs|title=Rugby World Cup 2011: New Zealand 83-7 Japan|work=BBC Sport|url=

    |passage=However, the hosts hit back and hit back hard, first replacement hooker Andrew Hore sliding over, then Williams careering out of his own half and leaving several defenders for dead before flipping the ball to Nonu to finish off a scintillating move.
  • Inter: transitiv » e To put into a quick revolving motion through a snap of the thumb and index finger.
  • : If you cant decide which option to go for, flip a coin.''
  • Inter: intransitive » slang To go berserk or crazy.
  • : Id flip if anyone broke my phone.''
  • To buy an asset (usually a house), improve it and sell it quickly for profit.
    Inter: trans-top » To throw (as in to turn over)
  • Finnish: heittää ilmaan
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|umdrehen, Inter: t+ » de|wenden

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Romanian: a întoarce, a răsturna
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|dar vuelta

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To put into a quick revolving motion through a snap of the thumb and index finger
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|werfen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To go berserk or crazy
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|pimahtaa, Inter: t- » fi|seota

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|ausflippen

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|flipado
      * Inter: sense » to throw, to turn over turn, turn over
    • Inter: sense » to put into a quick revolving motion toss

      Etymology 2

      Apparently a euphemism for Inter: term » fuck.


      Inter: en-inter » j

  • Inter: UK » mildly|vulgar used to express annoyance, especially when the speaker has made an error.
    1. 1967, Peter Shaffer, Black comedy, including White lies: two plays
    2. : Impossible. He's dining out and coming on here after. He can't be reached. / Oh, flip!
    3. 2000, Susan McKay, Northern Protestants
    4. : "Oh flip, don't come near this place," she said. It was dangerous. The Catholics had banners up on the Garvaghy Road saying, 'No Protestants here'.
      * damn

      Etymology 3

      From Inter: term » flippant||lang=en, by shortening.


      Inter: en-adj » flipper|flippest

  • Inter: British » informal Having the quality of playfulness, or lacking seriousness of purpose.
  • : I hate to be flip, but perhaps we could steal a Christmas tree.
  • sarcastic

  • Category: Category:English ergative verbs -
    Category: Category:English onomatopoeias -



    Inter: head » nl
  • Inter: nl-verb-form » p=1|n=sg|t=pres|m=ind|flippen
    1. Inter: nl-verb-form » m=imp|flippen



    * Inter: IPA » /flip/|lang=fr, Inter: X-SAMPA » /flip/


    Inter: fr-noun » m
  • a type of alcoholic punch from Normandy, composed of cider and calvados
    1. Inter: gymnastics » lang=fr backflip

    Translation: cs » flip
    Translation: et » flip
    Translation: el » flip
    Translation: fr » flip
    Translation: ko » flip
    Translation: io » flip
    Translation: kn » flip
    Translation: hu » flip
    Translation: mg » flip
    Translation: my » flip
    Translation: pl » flip
    Translation: sm » flip
    Translation: fi » flip
    Translation: sv » flip
    Translation: ta » flip
    Translation: te » flip
    Translation: vi » flip
    Translation: zh » flip

  • Flip at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » flip



    Shortening of Inter: term » Filipino.


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: slang » chiefly|derogatory|ethnic slur A Filipino; a person who is of Filipino background.
    1. Inter: quote-book » title=Eastern sun, winter moon: an autobiographical odyssey|author=Gary Paulsen|year=1993|url=|isbn=9780151272600|passage=One of the children beckoned to me to try it and I started forward, but before I could move Ryland grabbed my coat. "They're fucking Flips, kid. The only way to play is to be better than they are. Go all the way to the top."
    2. Inter: quote-book » title=H-Hour Plus Three: The Saga of the US Army Amphibious Engineers in the Pacific During World War II|author=Henry C |Allan|year=2002|page=188|url=|isbn=9781553695257|passage=Later, the lieutenant came up to me. “Those dumb Flips finally got the message, right? {{...}}

    Translation: mr » Flip
    Translation: zh » Flip