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flip

  
  ( flips    3rd person present)   ( flipping    present participle)   ( flipped    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you flip a device on or off, or if you flip a switch, you turn it on or off by pressing the switch quickly.   (=flick)  
Then he walked out, flipping the lights off...      V n with on/off  
He flipped the timer switch.      V n  
2       verb   If you flip through the pages of a book, for example, you quickly turn over the pages in order to find a particular one or to get an idea of the contents.  
He was flipping through a magazine in the living room...      V through n  
He flipped the pages of the diary and began reading the last entry.      V n  
3       verb   If something flips over, or if you flip it over or into a different position, it moves or is moved into a different position.  
The plane then flipped over and burst into flames...      V adv/prep  
He flipped it neatly on to the plate.      V n prep/adv  
4       verb   If you flip something, especially a coin, you use your thumb to make it turn over and over, as it goes through the air.   (=toss)  
I pulled a coin from my pocket and flipped it...      V n  
5       adj   If you say that someone is being flip, you disapprove of them because you think that what they are saying shows they are not being serious enough about something.,   (disapproval)    ...a flip answer..., The tone of the book is sometimes too flip.     


flip chart        ( flip charts    plural  ) , flipchart   A flip chart is a stand with large sheets of paper which is used when presenting information at a meeting.      n-count  
flip-flop        ( flip-flops    plural & 3rd person present)   ( flip-flopping    present participle)   ( flip-flopped    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-plural   Flip-flops are open shoes which are held on your feet by a strap that goes between your toes.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
in AM, usually use thongs     
2       verb   If you say that someone, especially a politician, flip-flops on a decision, you are critical of them because they change their decision, so that they do or think the opposite.  
  (mainly AM)  
INFORMAL, disapproval   He has been criticized for flip-flopping on several key issues...      V on n  
He seemed so sure of his decision, how could he flip-flop so dramatically now?      V  
      Flip-flop is also a noun., n-count  
The President's flip-flops on taxes made him appear indecisive.     
flip side   , flipside  
1       n-sing   The flip side of a record is the side that does not have the main song on it.  
the N  
`What's on the flip side?'     
2       n-sing   Theflip side of a situation consists of the less obvious or less pleasant aspects of it.  
The trade deficit is the flip side of a rapidly expanding economy.     
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n.
name given to the discomfort felt in the abdominal area in situations of stress or anxiety
also known as "butterflies in the stomach" sensation
n.
Distributed control system
n.
dispatcher in EMS Control Center
n.
1 Writen Rule Legislation 2 Stabilization control
Care!!! Double meaning giving mistraductions
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
exp.
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
prep.
Actual hold (complete or partial control) of digital assets with or without lawful title
[Tech.];[Leg.] hold of digital assets in cyberspace
v.
[subj: poiicemen] to herd [demonstrators] into a compact group in order to control their movements
n.
1 Control by Legislation Legislate 2 Maintain steady state Stabilize
Care !!! Double meaning giving mistraductions
n.
something which controls what you do by keeping you within particular limits 制限[拘束、圧迫]する[される]こと、強制
Example: My parents don’t put any hard constraints on me. What I have to do is to do homework and go to sleep as early as possible. Other forms: constrain (verb)

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