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Definitions of flit

  1. To fly quickly; to flutter on the wing; to migrate; in Scotland, to remove from one habitation to another; to be unstable or easily moved. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To move with celerity through the air; to fly away with a rapid motion; to dart along; to fleet; as, a bird flits away; a cloud flits along. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To flutter; to rove on the wing. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To pass rapidly, as a light substance, from one place to another; to remove; to migrate. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To remove from one place or habitation to another. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To be unstable; to be easily or often moved. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To pass lightly and swiftly along; fly away; skim; migrate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To remove from place to place; to flutter on the wing; to fly quickly; to be unsteady or easily moved; -pr.p. flitting; pa.p. flitted. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To remove; fly irregularly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To fly rapidly and lightly; dart; skim. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. a secret move (to avoid paying debts); "they did a moonlight flit" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. To fly about with rapid motion; to dart along; to flutter on the wing; to remove; to migrate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. Flitting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. a sudden quick movement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. (British) a secret move (to avoid paying debts); "they did a moonlight flit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. Flitted. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for flit

  1. Ed Porter, of the C80, and Skinny Thompson, Bar- 20, cast their ropes with a sweeping, preliminary whirl over their heads, but the others used only a quick flit and twist of the wrist. – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
  2. Isn't it bad enough to have sat watching one of Anatole's supremest dinners flit by, course after course, without having you making a song about it? – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
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