flit

A flit is a quick movement. You might flit around a crowded party, greeting everyone briefly with some light-hearted chatter and moving on quickly.

Whether it's used to describe something literal or figurative, flit refers to something fleeting and quick. Flit and fleet are both related to float. Something that floats keeps moving. A smile might flit across your face or a thought may flit into your mind. That means the smile or the thought is there for a second and then gone.

Primary Meanings of flit

1.
vn
move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
a sudden quick movement
2.
n
a secret move (to avoid paying debts)
Full Definitions of flit
1

v move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart

“The hummingbird flitted among the branches”
Synonyms:
dart, fleet, flutter
Types:
butterfly
flutter like a butterfly
Type of:
hurry, speed, travel rapidly, zip
move very fast

n a sudden quick movement

Synonyms:
dart
Type of:
motility, motion, move, movement
a change of position that does not entail a change of location
2

n a secret move (to avoid paying debts)

“they did a moonlight flit
Type of:
move, relocation
the act of changing your residence or place of business

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