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flit



Pronunciation: (flit), [key]
v., flit•ted, flit•ting,
n.


v.i.
1. to move lightly and swiftly; fly, dart, or skim along: bees flitting from flower to flower.
2. to flutter, as a bird.
3. to pass quickly, as time: hours flitting by.
4. Chiefly Scot. and North Eng.
a. to depart or die.
b. to change one's residence.

v.t.
Chiefly Scot.to remove; transfer; oust or dispossess.

n.
1. a light, swift movement; flutter.
2. Scot. and North Eng.a change of residence; instance of moving to a new address.
3. Slang (disparaging and offensive). a male homosexual.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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