flick

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click

flick through something

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Synonyms for flick

light and momentary contact with another person or thing

to make light and momentary contact with, as in passing

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a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)

a short stroke

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flash intermittently

look through a book or other written material

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cause to move with a flick

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throw or toss with a quick motion

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shine unsteadily

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twitch or flutter

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cause to make a snapping sound

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touch or hit with a light, quick blow

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remove with a flick (of the hand)

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The fact that he only defeated former leader Kim Beazley by a small margin--and that, even then, many of those who voted for him did so because they couldn't bear a return to the Beazley doldrums--may mean that Latham's authoritarian instincts are reined in and his madder policy schemes (giving financial assistance to enable people on low incomes to purchase shares, for example) are given the flick.
You can duly play the lover scorned when given the flick.
EAR EAR: Keeper Michael Ingham is given the flick by goalkeeping coach Dave Beasant and team masseur Paul Prentice' DISAPPOINTED: Howard Wells
Sentiment is not part of the equation, as Antonio Pizzonia will testify after being given the flick just 11 races into his F1 career.