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flip through (something)

To casually read through a document, magazine, or book without paying close attention to it. I had just started flipping through a magazine when the receptionist called my name.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

flip through something

to go quickly through the leaves of a book, etc., page by page. She flipped through the book, looking at the pictures. Don't just flip through it. Read it.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

flip through

Browse through, as in She flipped through the magazine while she waited. This expression uses flip in the sense of "turn over pages."
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

flip through

v.
To go through some printed material quickly, rapidly turning from page to page: I was flipping through the magazine when I spotted an article on comets.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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