intransitive verb (flitted; flitting) Etymology: Middle English flitten, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse flytjask to move, Old English flēotan to float Date: 13th century 1. to pass quickly or abruptly from one place or condition to another 2. archaic alter, shift 3. to move in an erratic fluttering manner • flit noun

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