hit, swipe, flail, rap, pat, clap, tap.
-v. 4. slap, swat, bat, whip, lash, lambaste, lick, lace; bump, beat, whack, tamp; smack, bang, clip, click, thump, thwack, wallop.
5. flutter, oscillate, wave, wave about, toss; wag, waggle, move to and fro, swing; fly, flow, flop, hang, dangle, slacken.
flapdoodle, n. Informal, nonsense, bosh, rubbish, twaddle, balderdash, stuff and nonsense, rot, fiddle-faddle, fiddlesticks. See - nonsense (def. 2).
flapjack, n. griddlecake, pancake, hotcake, batter-cake, flapcake, flannel cake, buckwheat cake; crepe, blini, blintz, tortilla, (in India) chapati; fritter, fried cake.
flare, v. 1. burn unsteadily, blaze, flame; flash, spar kle, scintillate, coruscate, gleam, fulgurate, glitter twinkle, flicker, glisten, Archaic, glister, glimmer, flut ter, shimmer; glow, phosphoresce, incandesce; radiate, illuminate.
2. burst forth, erupt, break out, boil over; blow up, go off, pop; explode, displode, fulminate; detonate, detonize, set off.
3. spread outward, splay, expand, dilate, extend, mantle, stretch; broaden, widen, enlarge; increase, augment, aggrandize; amplify, project, magnify.
4. flaunt, show off, Inf. put on the dog; display, air, exhibit, disport; vaunt, boast, brag; parade, swagger, strut, swashbuckle.
5. signal, direct, indicate, guide, light; flag, warn, command.
6. flare out or
up Informal, vent one's anger, become enraged, Inf. blow one's top, Inf. lose one's cool, lose one's temper; Inf. fly off the handle, throw a tantrum, Sl. throw or have a fit, lose one's grip or grasp; go beserk, boil over with rage, fly into a passion.
-n. 7. unsteady light, flame, spark, scintilla; shimmer, flicker, twinkle, glitter, sparkle, flutter; flash, fulguration, gleam, coruscation, glare; glow, incandescence, brilliance, radiance; luminosity, phosphorescence, shine, refulgence.
8. signal, beacon, light; torch, flambeau, link, taper, candle, flashlight; guide, direction, orientation; indication, command; alarm, warning.
9. outward spread, extension, expansion; broadening, widening, enlargement, aggrandizement.
10. outward curvature, convexity, arcuation; dilation, bulge, protrusion; curve, arc, crescent.
flash, n. 1. streak, patch, glint, lightning; shaft, ray, beam; gleam, glare, fulguration, coruscation; brightness, dazzle, dazzling, bedazzlement, bedazzling, blinding; blaze, flame, flare, spark, scintilla, scintillation; shimmer, flicker, twinkle, glitter, sparkle; glimmer, blink, glistening, glistering, flutter, fluctuation, oscillation, vacillation; brilliance, resplendence, splendor, resplendency, radiance; effulgence, refulgence, reful-gency, vividness, intensity; luminosity, illumination, luminance, luster, gloss, sheen; glow, incandescence, phosphorescence, iridescence.
2. show, showing, manifestation, demonstration, brief outburst or outbreak; emission, voicing, declaration, statement, observation; affirmation, assertion, expression, communication, indication, sign; display, exhibit, exhibition, exposition, representation; presentation, unfoldment, disclosure, revelation, divulgence.
3. instant, moment, minute, second, split second; twinkling, twinkle, breath, trice, Inf. jiffy; eyewink, wink of the eye, Fr. coup d'oeil; twinkling of an eye, Inf. bat of an eye, two shakes of a lamb's tail.