Sense: 1-2, 5
|Origin:||FLICKER1; because of the appearance of early movies.|
a short quick sudden movement or hit with a part of your body, whip etc:
With a flick of the wrist, Frye sent the ball into the opposite court.
used to emphasize how easy it is to start a machine and use it:
I can shut off all the power in the building at the flick of a switch.
3 [countable usually singular] especially American EnglishAMF
an action flick
4 British English old-fashionedAMF
5 British English
to look at a book, magazine, set of pictures etc very quickly:
I had a quick flick through your report.