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flip around

To turn around. The little boy was mesmerized by the bee walking along the ledge—that is, until it flipped around and flew at him.
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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.
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After I finished my judo training, I would watch the girls training, flipping around, flying.
She added: "But we were simulating a dog fight, so I was like flipping around all which way.
In general, Adams Murphy emailed in response to a question, "Clients have been complaining about problems finding employees to fill needs due, in part, to immigration issues but also a result of the (stronger) economy and employees flipping around from business to business."
Images of a pink dolphin flipping around a Louisiana lake went viral earlier this month.
Sixty and 90 days after the injections--after clumps of alpha-synuclein had reached the brain--the mice performed worse on some physical tests, including getting a sticker off their face and flipping around to shinny down a pole headfirst.
Was it fun flipping around traditional gender roles?
By flipping around, Kepler will aim at our galaxy's busy downtown to look for the short, sharp brightening of a faraway star as a free-floating exoplanet moves in front of it, in what's called a microlensing event.
This string, usually a cotton shoelace, keeps the tail of the roach from flipping around to the front when they really get into their dancing.
Before you start thinking about flipping around the nation's motto from E pluribus unum to E unum pluribus, consider that the United States has long been a country having to cope with sectional, emotional, economic, racial and gender splits.
In these places, the magnetic field lines can continuously reconnect while slipping and flipping around each other.
I can't describe the frustration I have flipping around in the other mags trying to finish every article, all the while trying to hold my place to get back to begin the next one.
"Not just one cube flipping around, but multiple cubes working together, multiple cubes moving other cubes -- a lot of other modes of motion that really open the door to many, many applications, much beyond what people usually consider when they talk about self-assembly.
These may not be the most high-minded films this year, but decades from now, when you're flipping around your remote control (or whatever people will be flipping in the future), and you have the choice between rewatching "Citizen Kane" or "Beetlejuice," go for the fun.
I spend all day flipping around the Internet with my phone, updating my Facebook page, using my fake light saber app.
"I remember the old ELP was very theatrical and acrobatic as it were, with Keith's (Keith Emerson) piano flipping around and trashing the organ and Greg's (Greg Lake) own stage antics," he recalls.