1. look through a book or other written material

    Synonyms : flip, leaf, riff, riffle, thumb
    Type Of : peruse
  2. throw or toss with a quick motion

    Synonyms : jerk
    Type Of : push, force
    Examples :
    • flick a piece of paper across the table
  3. cause to make a snapping sound

    Synonyms : click, snap
    Type Of : move
  4. a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement

    Synonyms : film, motion-picture show, motion picture, movie, moving-picture show, moving picture, pic, picture, picture show
    Type Of : show, production, product
  5. shine unsteadily

    Synonyms : flicker
    Type Of : beam, shine
    Examples :
    • The candle flickered
  6. flash intermittently

    Synonyms : flicker
    Type Of : winkle, wink, flash, blink, twinkle
    Examples :
    • The lights flicked on and off
  7. twitch or flutter

    Synonyms : riffle, ruffle
    Type Of : displace, move
    Examples :
    • the paper flicked
  8. cause to move with a flick

    Synonyms : flip
    Type Of : throw
    Examples :
    • he flicked his Bic
  9. a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)

    Type Of : impinging, contact, striking
    Examples :
    • he gave it a flick with his finger
    • he felt the flick of a whip
  10. a short stroke

    Type Of : stroke
  11. remove with a flick (of the hand)

    Type Of : withdraw, remove, take, take away
  12. touch or hit with a light, quick blow

    Type Of : brush
    Examples :
    • flicked him with his hand


  1. one of a pair

    Synonyms : mate
    Type Of : singleton
    Examples :
    • one eye was blue but its fellow was brown
  2. a man who is the lover of a man or woman

    Synonyms : beau, boyfriend, swain
    Type Of : man, adult male, lover
  3. a person who is member of one's class or profession

    Synonyms : colleague, confrere
    Type Of : associate
    Examples :
    • he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers
  4. a friend who is frequently in the company of another

    Synonyms : associate, companion, comrade, familiar
    Type Of : friend
  5. an informal form of address for a man

    Synonyms : buster, dude
    Type Of : adult male, man
    Examples :
    • Say, fellow, what are you doing?
  6. a boy or man

    Synonyms : blighter, bloke, chap, cuss, fella, feller, gent, lad
    Type Of : male, male person
    Examples :
    • there's a fellow at the door
  7. a member of a learned society

    Type Of : fellow member, member
    Examples :
    • he was elected a fellow of the American Physiological Association


  1. having dropped by the force of gravity

    Examples :
    • fallen leaves covered the forest floor
    • sat on a fallen tree trunk
  2. having fallen in or collapsed

    Examples :
    • a fallen building
  3. having lost your chastity

    Examples :
    • a fallen woman
  4. killed in battle

    Examples :
    • to honor fallen soldiers


  1. a technique used in behavior therapy; client is flooded with experiences of a particular kind until becoming either averse to them or numbed to them

    Synonyms : implosion therapy
    Type Of : behavior modification, behavior therapy


  1. covering for a person's feet

    Synonyms : footgear
    Type Of : covering
  2. clothing worn on a person's feet

    Type Of : article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wear, wearable


  1. any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity

    Type Of : cyst, vesicle


  1. Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)

    Synonyms : el caudillo, francisco franco, general franco


  1. have an argument about something

    Synonyms : argue, contend, debate
    Type Of : converse, discourse
  2. enclose with a fence

    Synonyms : fence in
    Type Of : enclose, shut in, inclose, close in
    Examples :
    • we fenced in our yard
  3. a barrier that serves to enclose an area

    Synonyms : fencing
    Type Of : barrier
  4. surround with a wall in order to fortify

    Synonyms : fence in, palisade, surround, wall
    Type Of : protect
  5. a dealer in stolen property

    Type Of : bargainer, dealer, monger, trader
  6. fight with fencing swords

    Type Of : fight, struggle, contend
  7. receive stolen goods

    Type Of : have, receive

fade away

  1. become weaker

    Synonyms : dissolve, fade out
    Type Of : change state, turn


  1. presaging or likely to bring good luck or a good outcome

    Synonyms : favourable, golden, lucky, prosperous
    Examples :
    • a favorable time to ask for a raise
  2. giving an advantage

    Synonyms : advantageous, favourable
  3. encouraging or approving or pleasing

    Synonyms : favourable
    Antonyms : unfavorable
    Examples :
    • a favorable reply
    • he received a favorable rating
    • listened with a favorable ear
    • made a favorable impression
  4. (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate

    Synonyms : favourable
    Antonyms : unfavorable
    Examples :
    • the days were fair and the winds were favorable