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Today's word is:
Verb ( flitted , flitting )
- [ intrans. ] move swiftly and lightly : small birds flitted about in the branches | figurative the idea had flitted through his mind.
- [ intrans. ] Brit. leave one's home or move, typically secretly so as to escape creditors or obligations.
noun Brit., informal
- An act of leaving one's home or moving, typically secretly so as to escape creditors or obligations : Moonlight flits from one insalubrious dwelling to another.
ORIGIN: Middle English (in the sense [move house] ): from Old Norse flytja; related to Fleet.