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flip off

1. To turn something off, typically a switch. A noun or pronoun can be used between "flip" and "off." I flipped off the living room light and headed upstairs to bed.
2. To raise the middle finger (a rude gesture of anger or displeasure) at one. A noun or pronoun can be used between "flip" and "off." What are you flipping me off for, I didn't even say anything insulting! I flipped my brother off after he said that he'd never seen a worse basketball player than me.
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flip someone off

 and flip someone out; flip someone the bird
Sl. to give someone the finger, that is raise the middle finger, a rude sign. (The digitus impudicus.) The youth flipped the police officer off. Not a good idea. He flipped off the cop. You better not flip a cop out! The little kid flipped the cop the bird and didn't even know what it meant.
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flip off

v.
1. To deactivate using a switch; switch off: Could you please flip off the lights before you go to sleep? I flipped the TV off because no one was watching it.
2. Slang To make an obscene hand gesture to someone or something: The driver cursed, flipped me off, and drove straight into the oncoming truck. Whenever I try to take his picture, he flips off the camera or makes a face.
See also: flip, off

flip someone off

and flip someone out
tv. to give someone the finger. (Collegiate.) Did you flip me off? You better not have. Ernie flipped Tom out, and Tom flattened Ernie. Ah, life in the big city.
See also: flip, off, someone

flip (someone) off

Slang To make an obscene gesture toward (someone); give the finger to.
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