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Flit meaning

flit - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. a secret move ( to avoid paying debts); " they did a moonlight flit"
  2. 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.
  3. 3. To flutter; to rove on the wing.
  4. 4. To pass rapidly, as a light substance, from one place to another; to remove; to migrate.
  5. 5. To remove from one place or habitation to another.
  6. 6. To be unstable; to be easily or often moved.
  7. 7. Nimble; quick; swift. [ Obs.] See Fleet.
  8. 8. To remove; fly irregularly.

flit - examples of usage

  1. The hour of repose was approaching; the birds were seeking their nests, the bat began to flit about in the twilight, and the night- hawk soaring high in heaven, seemed to be calling out the stars. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. When the partridge which has just come out of the egg sees the shadow of the hawk flit by and crouches motionless as a leaf, the partridge is not acting upon any knowledge which it has acquired in the few minutes since it was hatched. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
  3. You turn your head just in time to see a dark- brown bird flit like a flash across the road and disappear. - "Two Years in Oregon", Wallis Nash.
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