flick through

Meaning: If you flick through a book or a magazine, you have a quick look at a few of the pages.

Synonym: look through

For example:

  • flick through sth She was flicking through a magazine when she spotted a picture of herself.

  • flick through sth Don't you hate the way some shops seal new books in plastic? It means you can't flick through them before you buy them.

Quick Quiz:

While I was flicking through our company's annual report, I found

a. a senior manager

b. a printing error

c. a good recipe

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