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flick off

1. To turn something off, typically a switch. A noun or pronoun can be used between "flick" and "off." I flicked off the living room light and headed upstairs to bed.
2. To remove something from someone or something with a quick touch or gesture. A noun or pronoun can be used between "flick" and "off." Startled, I immediately flicked the bug off my shoulder.
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flick something off someone or something

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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.
See also: flick, off
References in classic literature ?
The King drew his consoler-under-disappointment, and, flicking off Camaraladdin's head, said:
While Madonna didn't mention her daughter walking the catwalk on social media, she did post a candid shot to her Instagram Story of Lourdes flicking off the camera.
IT'S ALL FLICKING OFF Dave Gladman prepares for the Subbuteo Glasgow Grand Prix.
The Spaniard's throw was intercepted by Lewis Cook whose driving run and cross ended with Mowatt's low shot flicking off Ben Gibson and flying into the net.
Sturridge walked around Patrice Evra - the defender's sluggishness perhaps the belated effect of other recent events - and smashed across goal, the ball flicking off David De Gea's leg onto luckless Johnny Evans' chest and over the United goal-line.
A stroke of luck in 57 minutes saw Vale level, Graeme Rodger's cross flicking off the boot of Chisholm before looping home.
Back came Blackpool and a wave of attacks ended with Keith Southern's shot flicking off Taylor-Fletcher on its way past keeper Carl Ikeme.
Keeping green will be easier than flicking off a light switch.
Critchlow then popped up on the right to create the second for Ryan Donaldson, his cross flicking off Shane Killock to leave Donaldson with a simple six-yard header.
During long periods of rugby domination Wales repeatedly brushed aside the English challenge as easily as flicking off a fly.