flicks
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flicks(
flihks
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(movie theater) (United Kingdom)
a. el cine
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What do you fancy tonight? Shall we go to the flicks?¿Qué se te antoja esta noche? ¿Vamos al cine?
flick
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (quick movement)
a. el movimiento rápido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The chef shook the water off his hands with a flick.El chef se quitó el agua de las manos con un movimiento rápido.
b. el coletazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a tail)
The flies darted about, trying to dodge every flick of the horse's tail.Las moscas revoloteaban, tratando de esquivar cada coletazo del caballo.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(movie)
a. la peli
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
"Die Hard" is one of my favorite action flicks of all time."Duro de Matar" es una de mis pelis de acción favoritas de todos los tiempos.
b. la película
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Francesca prefers to watch arty flicks, while I go for the big blockbusters.Francesca prefiere ver películas artísticas, mientras que yo me voy por las más taquilleras.
4. (quick cleaning)
a. la pasada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The maid gave all the furniture a flick with the duster.La criada les dio una pasada a todos los muebles con el plumero.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to tap)
a. dar un capirotazo
Maria flicked the crumb that was on her piece of paper.María le dio un capirotazo a la miga que estaba en su hoja de papel.
b. sacudir
The waiter flicked the dirt from the mat out the back door.El camarero fue a la puerta de atrás a sacudir el polvo del tapete.
6. (to remove)
a. quitar
Alan flicked some dust off his suit.Alan quitó un poco de polvo de su traje.
b. apartarse
Federica emerged from the water and flicked her hair out of her face.Federica salió del agua y se apartó el pelo de la cara.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to turn; used with "through")
a. hojear (transitive verb)
I flicked through the paper this morning but I couldn't find the news.Estuve hojeando el periódico esta mañana pero no encontré la noticia.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
8. (spring-loaded) (United Kingdom)
a. automático
The man pulled out a flick knife and said, "Ma'am, you still have the tag attached to your shirt."El hombre sacó una navaja automática y dijo, "Señora, su camisa todavía tiene la etiqueta".
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flick
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (movement; of finger)
a. la toba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
a flick of the wristun golpe de muñeca
flick knifenavaja automática
2. (fam old-fashioned) (United Kingdom)
a.
the flicksel cine
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (with finger)
a. dar una toba a
4. (with hands, tail)
a. sacudir
to flick a switchpulsar un interruptor
he flicked the cigarette ash onto the carpettiró or
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flick [flɪk]
noun
1 [of tail] coletazo (m); [of finger] capirotazo (m); papirotazo (m); [of duster] pasada (f); [of whip] latigazo (m)
with a flick of the whip de un latigazo; with a flick of the wrist con un movimiento rápido de la muñeca
2 (Britain) película (f); peli (informal) (f)
the flicks el cine
transitive verb
(with finger) dar un capirotazo a
she flicked her hair out of her eyes se apartó el pelo de los ojos; to flick sth away quitar algo con un movimiento rápido
intransitive verb
the snake's tongue flicked in and out la víbora metía y sacaba la lengua; to flick over the pages hojear rápidamente las páginas
modifier
flick knife (n) (Britain) navaja (f) automática; navaja (f) de resorte; (Méx)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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