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[n] (British) a secret move (to avoid paying debts); "they did a moonlight flit"
[n] a sudden quick movement
[v] move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart

Synonyms

dart, dart, fleet, flutter

Misc. Definitions

\Flit\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flitting}.] [OE. flitten, flutten, to carry away; cf. Icel. flytja, Sw. flytta, Dan. flytte. [root]8
4. Cf. {Fleet}, v. i.]
1. To move with celerity through the air; to fly away with a rapid motion; to dart along; to fleet; as, a bird flits away; a cloud flits along. A shadow flits before me. --Tennyson.
2. To flutter; to rove on the wing. --Dryden.
3. To pass rapidly, as a light substance, from one place to another; to remove; to migrate. It became a received opinion, that the souls of men, departing this life, did flit out of one body into some other. --Hooker.
4. To remove from one place or habitation to another. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] --Wright. Jamieson.
5. To be unstable; to be easily or often moved. And the free soul to flitting air resigned. --Dryden.
\Flit\, a. Nimble; quick; swift. [Obs.] See {Fleet}.

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