flick off


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flick something off someone or something

 and flick something off
to brush or knock a speck of something off of someone or something with a quick movement. She flicked a speck of lint off his collar. She flicked off the lint.
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flick off

v.
1. To remove something from a surface with a quick, brief sweeping motion: I flicked off the cat hair from my sweater before I went outside. The tailor flicked some loose threads off before giving me the suit.
2. To deactivate by using a switch; switch off: He flicked the light off and shut the door. She flicked off the bright lights to conserve energy.
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Then Owen calmly lobbed into the net when he was presented with a second chance thanks to a flick off defender Ken Oman.
Scott Thomson cleared a Harding flick off the line early in the second half as Morton pushed for a second goal.
Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group of Companies, and Ontario Environment Minister Laurel Broten today launched FLICK OFF - a countrywide educational initiative on global warming that the two said is designed to motivate Canadians "to do something about it.
Edwin van der Sar might have had the shot covered but a flick off Scholes on its way through a packed penalty area gave the Dutch goalkeeper no chance.
Skipper Jon Lewis and Collingwood both fell for 28 to the spin of Pietersen and Patel before North reached his 100 with a flick off his legs for four.
A flick off the hip off Tuffey, bowling from the nursery end, to the fine-leg boundary and a couple of twos got him and England moving, however, before Trescothick succumbed.
Everton made it 3-2 when Ferguson and John O'Shea challenged for Naysmith's corner and the ball appeared to flick off the United man for an own goal.
And if they have two or three extra hours a day, they can find some place in Central America to flick off extra tires at a lower cost," Jenkins says.
With Longshore, a 6-foot-4, 230-pounder who can flick off defenders with one arm and sling the ball 55 yards for a touchdown with the other, and a stable of receivers and running backs that includes Sean Coen (school-record 12 catches for 190 yards and three touchdowns Thursday) and Louis Montano (clinched the victory with a 25-yard touchdown run), Canyon has more then enough offense to ride off into the sunset with a championship.
As Younis trudged back to the pavilion after miscuing a flick off his legs, Slater and Richards on Channel 4's highlights package launched, in tabloid speak, a blistering attack.
Vice magazine is really brutal--they give a zero, like, "This band should flick off and die," really harsh, so considering it was a really good review and really flattering that was probably the best one I've heard so far.
The inswinger took a fortuitous flick off Thomas Gravesen and popped up invitingly for Mario Stanic to head home past goalkeeper Richard Wright.
Six minutes later Petric cleared Thomson's flick off the line.
It was from a cross and I was coming inside the box, but it got a little flick off the Everton left-back and went inside the post.
The game was now a better contest and Kagawa saw a dipping effort flick off the bar before play immediately switched to the other end where Enrique fired wide.