Translation of flick in Spanish:


Pronunciation /flɪk/

See Spanish definition of coletazo

transitive verb

  • 1

    (strike lightly)
    the cow flicked its side with its tail la vaca se dio un coletazo
    • she flicked him across the face with her towel le dio con la toalla en la cara
    • she flicked the light on/off le dio al interruptor
    • he flicked over the pages pasó las páginas (rápidamente)
    • to flick a duster round a room pasarles un trapo por encima a los muebles
    • to flick one's fingers chasquear los dedos
  • 2

    he flicked the ash off his lapel se sacudió la ceniza de la solapa
    • to flick the hair out of one's eyes apartarse / quitarse el pelo de los ojos
    • the bull flicked the flies away with its tail el toro espantaba las moscas con el rabo
    • she flicked a piece of bread at me me tiró / lanzó un trocito de pan
    • Shaking fingers flicked ashes off the end of a cigarette that had yet to touch his lips.
    • She dipped her fingers in the glass flicking the liquid on Sally's face.
    • Jordan practically purred, her perfectly manicured finger flicking his nose.
    • Chelsea plays with the tip of a spider plant, flicking it with her fingers.
    • Again Fiona rolled her eyes, so I flicked my index finger at her.
    • When the nurse returned she gave the glass of water to Dominick who stuck his finger tips in and flicked a bit of water on to Kayla's face.
    • Expecting the watch to fix itself, he flicked it with his finger, yet nothing happened.
    • Jessica was leaning on the table now, her chin resting in the palm of her hand as she flicked her index finger over her cheek.
    • She lifted the chunky Celtic cross which perpetually weighed her neck down and flicked it with a finger as if it was a musical triangle to show it was made of pure, die cast metal.
    • Simon picked it up, and with a quick twitch flicked the little drop of sweat off and onto Tebert's itinerary.
    • Do not flick your cigarette ash in someone's eye.
    • Rolling his eyes in disbelief, Jamie faced the sky and flicked a bit of ash down below.
    • He flicked it against the striker, and, his fingers shaking as he held it up, it sputtered into flame.
    • The ball is bouncing harmlessly in the middle of the pitch when Best controls it and in one fluid movement flicks it from his left foot on to his right foot, then blasts a volley into the net.
    • He flicks her braids out of the way and runs a finger down the back of her neck.
    • Nader spun the immigration official a line about how the application was very urgent because I was a journalist in a hurry and we took our seats alongside a haggard Afghan flicking worry beads between his fingers.
    • In my dream I flicked it about a bit with my finger and then curiosity got the better of me and I decided to look underneath the flap.
    • He calls Thomas Levet ‘Frenchy’ and flicks lit cigarettes at him.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    the lizard's tongue flicked in and out el lagarto sacaba y metía la lengua
    • she flicked idly at the crumbs jugueteaba con las migas de pan
    • For non-horse people this is a long, thin whip with a tassel on the end which is meant to be flicked at the horse just behind the leg.
    • Now they had grouped together against the steep slopes of a lava ridge, tails flicking, necks craning, heads turning.
    • It would be fine, except that her pony tail keeps flicking in my face, and there's nowhere else for me to move.
    • And then, as if nothing had happened, the stone cat turned and ambled away, its shoulders rolling arrogantly, its tail still flicking.
    • She herself was currently small, furry wolf-like ears perched atop her head, a canine tail flicking behind her as she waded through the crowd of larger beasts.
    • Chris gasped as he saw the back of the animal, for it was not that of a bird but of a lion, a long golden tail flicking warily behind it and massive paws growing closer every second.
    • He shook his small head in annoyance, his little bit of a mane moving slightly in the breeze, and his short, fluffy tail flicking at some flies.
    • Then she leapt, her tail flicking as she dove for the butterfly.
    • He held his hand out to help her up, Hikari took it, her clouded leopard tail flicking lightly to and fro in an agitated manner.
    • While everyone's attention was on Kyli, Joy came up behind Cat and noticed her tail flicking back and forth.
    • He set off across the cavern, his tail flicking back and forth angrily.
    • Woods needed to be in the middle of the ring, constantly on the move with his jab flicking out almost subconsciously.
    • When Tyger sees my tail, the first new appendage I have learned to move, flicking in the air, he raises his eyebrows.
    • Her mind flicked, her arms moved in a fluid motion, produced a hidden knife, and tossed without thinking.
    • With most people, I noticed as their eyes flicked upwards to my forehead, and then flicked away rapidly.
    • If the labyrinth is working normally, the eyes will flick rapidly from side to side.
    • Their ears were pointed and long, flicking back and forth as they moved.
    • Her eyes flicked to a shutter that moved under the wind's force.
    • His attention flicked to Alexandra, started to move away, and then was drawn back in surprise.
    • Caspian's eyes flicked towards him once, then moved away, like he wasn't even there.


  • 1

    (of tail) coletazo masculine
    (of wrist) giro masculine
    a flick of the reins and the cart moved off un tironcito / una sacudida a las riendas y el carro echó a andar
    • the horse moved off with a flick of its tail el caballo echó a andar sacudiendo la cola / dando un coletazo
    • she gave the furniture a quick flick with a duster les dio una pasada rápida a los muebles con el trapo
    • at the flick of a switch con solo tocar / apretar un botón
    • The cop showed him the quarter in his left hand and then with a couple of quick flicks of the wrist, the quarter disappeared.
    • The paperboy rode by on a bike, flinging his papers with a quick flick of his wrist and amazing accuracy.
    • He bent down next to the safe bolted to the floor and - with a few quick flicks of his wrist on the combination knob - he opened it.
    • I turned on the ignition switch and gave the twist-grip throttle a quick flick.
    • With a quick flick of her arm, she turned Juliette around.
    • A quick flick of a highly versatile head of hair, a simple body movement or a flick of his greatcoat and each female individual is clearly drawn.
    • There's nothing subtler than a quick flick of the hair when you spot that hot honey from your French class.
    • Shimoyo's face hardened with determination, and with a single quick movement and flick of her wings, she rotated her body into a headfirst dive.
    • With a quick flick of her head, her hair re-arranged itself.
    • Her instinct told her what was inside, and with a quick flick of her hand, she grabbed the pouch and withdrew it into her cloak.
    • She rested the weight on her hip, as the young man smiled at her and with a quick flick of his head indicated for them to leave the crowded area.
    • Lexi balled up a napkin and bounced it off his forehead with a deft flick of her wrist.
    • A quick flick of his wrist turned a dial and started a timer.
    • He caught it with a deft flick of the hand and then examined the ring.
    • In the flick of a switch, the spotlight is on the Christian Democrats.
    • A couple more flicks of the switch adjust the flame height and heat output.
    • The USA had gotten used to cheap power available at the flick of a switch.
    • I saw a flick of brown hair and a thin arm.
    • The Sorceress Queen had entered and with a flick of her wand the bottle had disappeared.
    • So, the resting state of a neuron is negative, and a change in state is signalled by short, sharp flicks towards 0.
  • 2 informal, dated

    • 2.1

      the flicks el cine
      • Stuart Fermor settles on the swings for a night at the flicks.
      • It could be popcorn and chocolates or something a bit stronger on your average night out at the flicks.
      • She catches up with her friends, she shops, she goes to the flicks, she misses her family (her mum phones three times during our chat).
      • At the weekend, the kids were at a sleep over so I went to the flicks with the wife.

    • 2.2(film)

      película feminine
      • With only a few different takes, this is still a classic film noir private eye flick.
      • The society will screen alternative and classic films every fortnight at the Star Court Theatre including classic French, B grade horror, Hong Kong action and film noir flicks.
      • I went through all the requisite phases - making gross-out gore films, gothic cemetery-based flicks and even dabbled in animation.
      • It is basically his homage to all the old school spaghetti westerns, samurai flicks and even Japanese animation films of the past, to which Tarantino is a huge fan.
      • Film songs from Bollywood flicks could be heard booming loudly out of buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws.
      • This is a hilarious send-up of corny Hollywood action flicks, cut like a movie trailer.
      • He also appeared in numerous Clint Eastwood flicks, including High Plains Drifter, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, and Every Which Way But Loose.
      • They're industrial films, educational classroom flicks and promotional movies made to be seen briefly and then trashed.
      • Judge Mitchell Hattaway thinks this horror flick is the best film ever made.
      • The rest of the movie becomes a revenge flick, in which the established feel of the film is thrown away in favour of gun battles and bloodshed.
      • The only new films on the coasts today are art house flicks.
      • In some ways this film is a whodunit as well as a horror flick.
      • Yep, Hollywood's done it again, but thankfully the resulting flick is a good film in its own right - a rarity amongst remakes.
      • They are Judi Dench and Maggie Smith and they are debuting their new flick at your film festival.
      • I love horror movies and action flicks, though sometimes my soul and mind yearn for something more, something healthier.
      • She made me watch some chick flick called Sweet Home Alabama.
      • On its own terms, it makes an okay B-grade horror flick.
      • I looked like the first person to die in one of those stupid teen slasher flicks.
      • I had gone to Nell's to see if she wanted to catch a flick.
      • After seeing it, I thought, am I equipped to review a kids' flick?