at the flick of a switch

quickly and easily, especially by using a computer

The vehicle operates either on natural gas or petrol, which can be chosen at the flick of a switch.


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  • at the flick of a switch — phrase quickly and easily, especially by using a computer The vehicle operates either on natural gas or petrol, which can be chosen at the flick of a switch. Thesaurus: happening or done quickly, suddenly or immediatelysynonym Main entry: flick …   Useful english dictionary

  • flick — flick1 [flık] v [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: From the sound of a light blow] 1.) [T usually + adverb/preposition] to make something move away by hitting or pushing it suddenly or quickly, especially with your thumb and finger ▪ Papa flicked the ash… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • switch — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 small button/lever ADJECTIVE ▪ master, power ▪ The master switch is under the stairs. ▪ electric, electrical ▪ off …   Collocations dictionary

  • switch — switch1 W3S2 [swıtʃ] v 1.) [I and T] to change from doing or using one thing to doing or using another switch to ▪ She worked as a librarian before switching to journalism. switch from sth to sth ▪ Duval could switch easily from French to English …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flick — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ quick ▪ deft VERB + FLICK ▪ give (sth) ▪ The fish gave a quick flick of its tail. PREPOSITION …   Collocations dictionary

  • flick — flick1 [ flık ] verb * 1. ) transitive to make something move quickly and suddenly, especially with a quick movement of the hand: He flicked a speck of cigarette ash off his sleeve. flick something over/across/at/into/back/down etc.: She flicked… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flick — I UK [flɪk] / US verb Word forms flick : present tense I/you/we/they flick he/she/it flicks present participle flicking past tense flicked past participle flicked * 1) a) [transitive] to make something move quickly and suddenly, especially with a …   English dictionary

  • FLICK OFF — ( flick off ) is a Canadian advertising campaign launched by Key Gordon Communications. It is a movement to fight climate change by getting Canadians to use less energy.Its sponsors include MuchMusic, Roots Canada, Environmental Defence Canada… …   Wikipedia

  • Switch —    The exchanging of one security for another. A switch is often used to improve a portfolio, perhaps to enhance the yield or quality. * * * Ⅰ. switch UK US /swɪtʃ/ noun ► a complete change of one thing for another: a switch from/to sth »The… …   Financial and business terms

  • flick — 1 verb 1 (T) to make something move away by hitting or pushing it suddenly or quickly, especially with your thumb and finger : flick sth from/off etc: Papa flicked the ash from his cigar. | flick sth away/off etc: I flicked away the dandruff from …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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