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Dictionary definition for: Flip

1. (n) an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return

2. (v) lightly throw to see which side comes up; "I don''t know what to do--I may as well flip a coin!"

3. (s) marked by casual disrespect; "a flip answer to serious question" "the student was kept in for impudent behavior"

4. (n) hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg

5. (v) cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light" "throw the lever"

6. (n) the act of flipping a coin

7. (v) look through a book or other written material; "He thumbed through the report" "She leafed through the volume"

8. (n) a dive in which the diver somersaults before entering the water

9. (v) toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air

10. (n) (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled"

11. (v) cause to move with a flick; "he flicked his Bic"

12. (v) throw or toss with a light motion; "flip me the beachball" "toss me newspaper"

13. (v) move with a flick or light motion

14. (v) turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse; "flip over the pork chop" "turn over the pancakes"

15. (v) go mad, go crazy; "He flipped when he heard that he was being laid off"

16. (v) reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

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