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Meaning of FLIT

Pronunciation:  flit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (British) a secret move (to avoid paying debts); "they did a moonlight flit"
  2. [n]  a sudden quick movement
  3. [v]  move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
 

FLIT is a 4 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: dart, dart, fleet, flutter
 
 See Also: butterfly, hurry, motility, motion, move, movement, relocation, speed, travel rapidly, zip

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Flit\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flitted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Flitting}.] [OE. flitten, flutten, to carry away; cf. Icel.
    flytja, Sw. flytta, Dan. flytte. [root]84. Cf. {Fleet}, v.
    i.]
    1. 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.
    
             A shadow flits before me.             --Tennyson.
    
    2. To flutter; to rove on the wing. --Dryden.
    
    3. To pass rapidly, as a light substance, from one place to
       another; to remove; to migrate.
    
             It became a received opinion, that the souls of men,
             departing this life, did flit out of one body into
             some other.                           --Hooker.
    
    4. To remove from one place or habitation to another. [Scot.
       & Prov. Eng.] --Wright. Jamieson.
    
    5. To be unstable; to be easily or often moved.
    
             And the free soul to flitting air resigned.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    
  2. \Flit\, a.
    Nimble; quick; swift. [Obs.] See {Fleet}.
    
    
 
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