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flip over (someone or something)
1. To overturn. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "flip" and "over." It looks like the wind flipped over our porch chairs last night.
2. To cause someone or something to turn over. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "flip" and "over." I used a spatula to flip the pancake over.
3. To become very excited or upset as a result of something (stated after "over"). Mom is going to flip over your report card—I can't believe you're failing three classes! The kids will definitely flip over the toys you got them.
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.
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!
to turn over quickly. The fish flipped over and flipped back over again. The cat flipped over and ran away.
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.