Associations to the word «Flutter»
FLUTTER, verb. (intransitive) To flap or wave quickly but irregularly.
FLUTTER, verb. (intransitive, of a winged animal) to flap the wings without flying; to fly with a light flapping of the wings.
FLUTTER, verb. (transitive) To cause something to flap.
FLUTTER, verb. (transitive) To drive into disorder; to throw into confusion.
FLUTTER, noun. The act of fluttering; quick and irregular motion.
FLUTTER, noun. A state of agitation.
FLUTTER, noun. An abnormal rapid pulsation of the heart.
FLUTTER, noun. (British) A small bet or risky investment.
FLUTTER, noun. (audio) (electronics) The rapid variation of signal parameters, such as amplitude, phase, and frequency.
FLUTTER KICK, noun. (swimming) a kick technique in which the swimmer kicks the legs alternately up and down for propulsion.
FLUTTER THE DOVECOTE, verb. To cause a flutter in the dovecote; to create a disturbance among a group of people.
FLUTTER WHEEL, noun. A water wheel placed below a fall or in a chute where rapidly moving water strikes the tips of the floats.
FLUTTER WHEELS, noun. Plural of flutter wheel
FLUTTER, noun. The act of moving back and forth.
FLUTTER, noun. Abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block.
FLUTTER, noun. A disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused".
FLUTTER, noun. The motion made by flapping up and down.
FLUTTER, verb. Move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart; "The hummingbird flitted among the branches".
FLUTTER, verb. Move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered".
FLUTTER, verb. Flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements; "The seagulls fluttered overhead".
FLUTTER, verb. Beat rapidly; "His heart palpitated".
FLUTTER, verb. Wink briefly; "bat one's eyelids".
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