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flutter

2 noun
     
flutter2 [singular]
1 a feeling of being nervous, confused, or excited
in a flutter
She was all in a flutter.
His sudden resignation caused quite a flutter.
2

a flutter of something

a sudden feeling that is not very strong:
She felt a flutter of curiosity.
3HB a light gentle movement
flutter of
a flutter of wings
4

have a flutter

British English informalDSHDL to risk a small amount of money on the result of something such as a horse race [= have a bet]

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