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fillip

Saltos de línea: fil¦lip
Pronunciación: /ˈfɪlɪp
 
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Definición de fillip en inglés:

sustantivo

1Something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity: the halving of car tax would provide a fillip to sales
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • This is expected to give a fillip to the construction activity, slackened by the increased cost of materials.
  • This will give a fillip to the local labour market and encourage people to consume judiciously.
  • It should be a fillip to all scorers that a scorer has finally received an honour.
Sinónimos
tonic, uplift, lift, reviver, spur, goad, prod, push, prompt, aid, help
informal shot in the arm, pick-me-up
2 archaic A movement made by bending the last joint of the finger against the thumb and suddenly releasing it; a flick of the finger.
2.1A slight smart stroke or tap inflicted with a flick of the finger.

verbo (fillips, filliping, filliped)

[with object] archaic Volver al principio  
1Propel (a small object) with a flick of the fingers.
1.1Strike slightly and smartly: he filliped him over the nose

Origen

late Middle English (in the sense 'make a fillip with the fingers'): symbolic; compare with flick, flip1.

More
  • Back in the Middle Ages fillip meant simply ‘a flick of the finger’, and probably came into use because the sound was felt to represent the movement. Flip (mid 16th century) is probably a shortening, expanded in turn in the early 17th century to form flippant.

Words that rhyme with fillip

Philip

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