Flit

Definition of Flit

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.
[imp. & p. p. Flitted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Flitting .]
A shadow flits before me.
- Tennyson.
2.To flutter; to rove on the wing.
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.
5.To be unstable; to be easily or often moved.
And the free soul to flitting air resigned.
- Dryden.
a.1.Nimble; quick; swift. [Obs.] See Fleet.

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