how to pronounce flip


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flip is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of flip in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… but of course the flip side of that is …”

meanings of flip


  1. To win a state (or county) won by another party in the preceding elections.
  2. To go berserk or crazy.
  3. To induce someone to turn state's evidence; to get someone to agree to testify against their co-conspirators in exchange for concessions.
  4. To turn state's evidence; to agree to testify against one's co-conspirators in exchange for concessions from prosecutors.
  5. To buy an asset (usually a house), improve it and sell it quickly for profit.
  6. To put into a quick revolving motion through a snap of the thumb and index finger.
  7. To throw so as to turn over.
  8. To invert a bit (binary digit), changing it from 0 to 1 or from 1 to 0.


  1. A maneuver which rotates an object end over end.
  2. The purchase of an asset (usually a house) which is then improved and sold quickly for profit.
  3. A complete change of direction, decision, movement etc.
  4. A Filipino; a person who is of Filipino background.
  5. A slingshot.
  6. A mixture of beer, spirit, etc., stirred and heated by a hot iron (a flip dog).
  7. A hairstyle popular among boys in the 1960s-70s and 2000s-10s, in which the hair goes halfway down the ears, at which point it sticks out.


  1. Having the quality of playfulness, or lacking seriousness of purpose.
  2. Sarcastic.
  3. Disrespectful, flippant.


  1. Used to express annoyance, especially when the speaker has made an error.

flip frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word flip occurs in english on average 2.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics flip can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that flip can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to flip


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