flip around

flip around

to turn end for end, all the way around, quickly. The alligator flipped around and hissed at us. The kitten flipped around and pounced on my hand.
See also: around, flip
References in periodicals archive ?
The screen now swivels out to the side and can flip around 180 degrees, making it easy to point in all sorts of directions, and ensuring that it won't get blocked by a tripod.
The display can be "flipped" vertically or horizontally to accommodate presentations, and the wheels make it easier to move the Flip around when needed.
But complacency is unwise - and not just because all of this could flip around by mid-September.
The learning curve this season was remembering that I had to flip around and be the other character, so don't lock down something you can't change later,'' he said.
If a car hits the pipes it would flip around like a piece of paper.
Barack Obama was barely in the White House for nine months, and - to flip around Joe Biden's campaign-trail construct - Osama bin Laden was alive and the auto industry was dead.
In fact, if the object has too much weight in the rear, it may actually flip around and fly backwards.
As the kiddies fled to safety, Paul hung on for dear life, pulling hard while the shark tried repeatedly to flip around and bite him.
However, the whole thing could flip around again if we beat Milan and Barcelona come here and take something off Ajax.
Despite the complete lack of concave, I got the full flip around, but came down on the landing a bit hard and heard something snap under the deck.
He patiently explains to me that fish don't feel pain, that they don't have the necessary parts of the brain to process it to which I reply if they don't, then they do a pretty good impression of something in pain as they contort and frantically flip around in the bottom of the boat.
Some people have multiples of some devices, and growing in popularity is the convertible, which is a laptop with a screen that can flip around to act like a tablet, Young says.
Tiles can be "live," which means they flip around automatically to show new information.
They can also clean the car with the animated sponge bucket, or watch the car flip around when it gets bored.
The format of the workbook allows readers to follow along in order of the progression, or to flip around to sections they identify with most.