flip (n.)

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

    [ Syn: somersault , somerset , summersault , summerset , somersaulting ]

  2. hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg

  3. a sudden, quick movement; with a flip of the wrist; the fish flipped over'

  4. the act of flipping a coin

    [ Syn: toss ]

  5. a dive in which the diver somersaults before entering the water

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

    [ Syn: pass , toss ]

    flip (adj.)

  1. marked by casual disrespect; a flip answer to serious question; the student was kept in for impudent behavior

    [ Syn: impudent , insolent , snotty-nosed ]

    flip (v.)

  1. lightly throw to see which side comes up; I dont know what to do--I may as well flip a coin!

    [ Syn: toss ]

  2. go mad, go crazy; He flipped when he heard that he was being laid off

    [ Syn: flip out ]

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

    [ Syn: interchange , tack , switch , alternate , flip-flop ]

  4. cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; switch on the light; throw the lever

    [ Syn: throw , switch ]

  5. look through a book or other written material; He thumbed through the report; She leafed through the volume

    [ Syn: flick , thumb , riffle , leaf , riff ]

  6. toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air

    [ Syn: twitch ]

  7. cause to move with a flick; he flicked his Bic

    [ Syn: flick ]

  8. throw or toss with a light motion; flip me the beachball; toss me newspaper

    [ Syn: toss , sky , pitch ]

  9. move with a flick or light motion

  10. turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse; flip over the pork chop; turn over the pancakes

    [ Syn: flip over , turn over ]

  11. react in an excited, delighted, or surprised way; he flipped when he heard that he was accepted into Princeton University

    [ Syn: flip out ]

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