flit Definition

  • 1move swiftly and lightly
  • 2pass quickly or abruptly from one place or condition to another

Using flit: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "flit" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The butterfly flitted from flower to flower.

  • Example

    She flitted around the room, tidying up here and there.

  • Example

    The thought flitted through my mind for a moment.

  • Example

    He flitted between jobs for a few years before settling down.

flit Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with flit

  • flit in and out

    move quickly and frequently in and out of a place


    She flits in and out of the office all day, never staying for more than a few minutes.

  • flit across someone's mind

    occur to someone briefly and quickly


    The idea of quitting her job flitted across her mind, but she quickly dismissed it.

  • move quickly and frequently from one activity or topic to another without finishing anything


    He flits from one hobby to another, never sticking with anything for very long.

Origins of flit

Old English 'flyttan', meaning 'to move with a quick light motion'


Summary: flit in Brief

'Flit' [flɪt] is a verb that describes swift and light movement, often from one place or condition to another. It can be used to describe physical movement, as in 'The butterfly flitted from flower to flower,' or mental movement, as in 'The thought flitted through my mind for a moment.' 'Flit' can also be used in phrases like 'flit in and out' and 'flit from one thing to another,' which denote frequent and abrupt changes.

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