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Dictionary Definition

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


1 an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return [syn: somersault, somersaulting]
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 water
5 (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled" [syn: pass, toss]


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 over]
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]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Flip




  1. A maneuver consisting of an object rotating end over end.


  1. To throw as to turn over.
    You need to flip the pancake onto the other side
  2. To put into a quick revolving motion by a snap of thumb and index finger.
    If you can't decide which one of two options to choose, flip a coin.
  3. In the context of "intransitive|slang": To go crazy.
    I'd flip if anyone broke my phone.


en-adj flip
A clipped form of flippant: Having the quality of playfulness or lack of seriousness of purpose.
I hate to be flip, but perhaps we could steal a Christmas tree.
  1. defn English



To throw as to turn over
To put into a quick revolving motion by a snap of thumb and index finger
To go crazy





Extensive Definition

Flip may refer to:
The acronym FLIP can refer to:
flip in German: Flip
flip in French: Flip
flip in Polish: Flip

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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