from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To throw or toss with a light brisk motion: flipped me the ball; flipped his hair out of his eyes.
- transitive v. To toss in the air, imparting a spin: flip a coin.
- transitive v. To turn over or around, especially with a light quick motion: flip over a card; flipped the tape to play the other side.
- transitive v. To turn through; leaf: flipped the pages of the report.
- transitive v. To strike quickly or lightly; flick.
- transitive v. To move or act on with a quick motion: flip a switch; flipped open her briefcase.
- intransitive v. To turn over: The canoe flipped over in the rapids.
- intransitive v. To turn a somersault, especially in the air.
- intransitive v. To move in twists and turns: fish flipping about in the net.
- intransitive v. To move quickly and lightly; snap: The lid flipped open.
- intransitive v. To leaf; browse: flipped through the catalogue.
- intransitive v. Slang To go crazy. Often used with out.
- intransitive v. Slang To react strongly and especially enthusiastically: She flipped over the new car.
- n. The act of flipping, especially:
- n. A flick or tap.
- n. A short, quick movement: a flip of the wrist.
- n. A somersault.
- n. Informal A reversal; a flipflop.
- n. A mixed drink made with any of various alcoholic beverages and often including beaten eggs.
- adj. Informal Marked by casual disrespect; impertinent: a flip answer to a serious question.
- idiom flip (one's) lid Slang To react strongly, as with anger or enthusiasm.
- idiom flip (one's) lid Slang To go crazy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having the quality of playfulness, or lacking seriousness of purpose.
- adj. sarcastic
- n. A maneuver which rotates an object end-over-end.
- n. A complete change of direction, decision, movement etc.
- v. To throw (as in to turn over).
- v. To put into a quick revolving motion through a snap of the thumb and index finger.
- v. To go berserk or crazy.
- v. To buy an asset (usually a house), improve it and sell it quickly for profit.
- interj. used to express annoyance, especially when the speaker has made an error.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mixture of beer, spirit, etc., stirred and heated by a hot iron.
- intransitive v. To become insane or irrational; -- often used with out.
- transitive v. To toss (an object) into the air so as make it turn over one or more times; to fillip.
- transitive v. To turn (a flat object) over with a quick motion.
- transitive v. To cause (a person) to turn against former colleagues, such as to become a witness for the state, in a criminal prosecution in which the person is a defendant.
- transitive v. To resell (an asset) rapidly to make a quick profit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fillip; tap lightly; twitch.
- To flick, as with a whip.
- To toss with a snap of the thumb, or the like: as, to flip up a penny in playing “heads and tails.”
- To flap.
- Nimble; flippant.
- n. A fillip; a flick; a snap.
- n. A mixture of which ale, beer, or cider is the chief ingredient, sweetened, spiced, made sometimes with eggs (see egg-flip), and drunk hot.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to move with a flick
- v. toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air
- n. a dive in which the diver somersaults before entering the water
- n. hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg
- v. cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
- v. lightly throw to see which side comes up
- v. move with a flick or light motion
- v. look through a book or other written material
- n. an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
- v. go mad, go crazy
- n. a sudden, quick movement
- v. reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
- v. turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse
- adj. marked by casual disrespect
- v. react in an excited, delighted, or surprised way
- v. throw or toss with a light motion
- n. the act of flipping a coin
- n. (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
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I've never been a fan of the term "flip flop"...he re's why.
A coin flip is not “more honest” than 50 votes, yes there is probably an error rate, but no one knows what it is.
I think it's less about the average American caring about FISA, than it is about their hearing the term flip flop, to describe Obama's actions.
Plus, I'm just sick of hearing the term flip-flop.
These attacks should point out the obvious: McCain deserves the label flip-flopper far more than Obama, as the Arizona Senator has changed his position many more times.
The term flip-flop used in relation to Obama could be construed to be a negative code word for his upbringing in Indonesia, one of the lands of indiginous flip-flop wearing peoples.
ROBERTS: Well, the term flip-flop may apply to fish.
HOLMES: All right and we will never probably never see another presidential campaign where the term flip-flopper is not used.
KEILAR: You know, Don, the term flip-flop, them's fighting words in the world of politics.