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Language: Old English
Origin: flicorian

flicker

1 verb
     
flickā€§er1 [intransitive]
1 to burn or shine with an unsteady light that goes on and off quickly:
The overhead lights flickered momentarily.
2 [always + adverb/preposition] if an emotion or expression flickers on someone's face or through their mind, it exists or is shown for only a short time
flicker across/through/on etc
A puzzled smile flickered across the woman's face.
3 to quickly make a sudden small movement or series of movements:
Polly's eyelids flickered, then she slept.

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