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to turn over quickly. The fish flipped over and flipped back over again. The cat flipped over and ran away.
flip over someone or something
Sl. to become very excited about someone or something; to lose control because of someone or something. I flipped over her the first time I ever saw her. The guests really flipped over the Beef Wellington!
flip someone or something over
to turn someone or something over quickly. He flipped over the fish and removed the scales from its other side. Billy flipped Bobby over and started hitting him on the other side.
1. To reverse orientation so that the top surface or part faces down: The tables flipped over in the strong breeze.
2. To reverse the orientation of something so that its top surface or part faces down: I flipped the record over to listen to the other side. I flipped over the card to reveal the ace of spades. The children flipped the toy train over to look at its underside.
3. To be astounded by and react strongly to something: The children flipped over the large stuffed bear in the store window and asked their parents to buy it.