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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flip  \Flip\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Flipped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Flipping}.] 
  To  toss  or  fillip;  as  to  flip  up  a  cent. 
 
  As  when  your  little  ones  Do  'twixt  their  fingers  flip 
  their  cherry  stones.  --W.  Browne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flip  \Flip\,  n.  [Cf.  Prov.  E.  flip  nimble,  flippant,  also  a 
  slight  blow.  Cf  {Flippant}.] 
  A  mixture  of  beer,  spirit,  etc.,  stirred  and  heated  by  a  hot 
  iron. 
 
  {Flip  dog},  an  iron  used  when  heated,  to  warm  flip. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flip 
  adj  :  marked  by  casual  disrespect;  "a  flip  answer  to  serious 
  question";  "the  student  was  kept  in  for  impudent 
  behavior"  [syn:  {impudent},  {insolent},  {snotty-nosed}] 
  n  1:  an  acrobatic  feat  in  which  the  feet  roll  over  the  head 
  (either  forward  or  backward)  and  return  [syn:  {somersault}, 
  {somersaulting}] 
  2:  hot  or  cold  alcoholic  drink  containing  beaten  egg 
  3:  the  act  of  flipping  a  coin  [syn:  {toss}] 
  4:  a  dive  in  which  the  diver  somersaults  before  entering  the 
  water 
  5:  (sports)  the  act  of  throwing  the  ball  to  another  member  of 
  your  team;  "the  pass  was  fumbled"  [syn:  {pass},  {toss}] 
  v  1:  as  of  coins  [syn:  {toss}] 
  2:  cause  to  go  on  or  t  be  engaged;  set  in  operation;  "switch  on 
  the  light";  "throw  the  lever"  [syn:  {throw},  {switch}] 
  3:  look  through  a  book  or  other  written  material;  "He  thumbed 
  through  the  report";  "She  leafed  through  the  volume"  [syn: 
  {flick},  {thumb},  {riffle},  {leaf},  {riff}] 
  4:  toss  with  a  sharp  movement  so  as  to  cause  to  turn  over  in 
  the  air  [syn:  {twitch}] 
  5:  cause  to  move  with  a  flick  [syn:  {flick}] 
  6:  throw  or  toss  with  a  quick  motion;  "flick  a  piece  of  paper 
  across  the  table";  "jerk  his  head"  [syn:  {jerk},  {flick}] 
  7:  throw  or  toss  with  a  light  motion;  "flip  me  the  beachball"; 
  "toss  me  newspaper"  [syn:  {toss},  {sky},  {pitch}] 
  8:  move  with  a  flick  [syn:  {flick}] 
  9:  turn  upside  down  or  throw  so  as  to  reverse;  "flip  a  coin" 
  [syn:  {flip  over},  {turn  over}] 
  10:  reverse,  as  of  direction  or  attitude  [syn:  {interchange},  {switch}, 
  {alternate},  {flip-flop}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  FLIP 
 
  1.  An  early  {assembly  language}  on  the  {G-15}. 
 
  [Listed  in  CACM  2(5):16  (May  1959)]. 
 
  2.  ["FLIP  User's  Manual",  G.  Kahn,  TR  5,  INRIA  1981]. 
 
  3.  Formal  LIst  Processor. 
 
  An  early  language  for  {pattern-matching}  on  {Lisp}  structures, 
  similar  to  {CONVERT}. 
 
  ["FLIP,  A  Format  List  Processor",  W.  Teitelman  Memo 
  MAC-M-263,  MIT  1966]. 
 
  (1995-01-31) 
 
 




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