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To move or cause to move in a rhythmic, flapping motion
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“When cliff swallows collect mud, they flutter their wings above their backs and also elevate their tails.”
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To move about restlessly
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“Tiny winged creatures flutter about, causing the children to duck and wave their arms.”
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To beat strongly or rapidly, especially of the heart
“Her heart began to flutter again as she braced herself for a second look at the dreadful scene.”
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To wink or blink
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Move in an energetic and busy manner
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Give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
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To move or glide through the air
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To confuse or bewilder
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To strike or hit repeatedly
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To shine with a sudden intensity
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(literally or figuratively) To move or proceed with a given movement or momentum
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An act of flapping or waving, usually quickly and irregularly
“The princes rode on richly caparisoned elephants, in gaudy howdahs, accompanied by the flutter of flags and banners of bright-colored silks.”
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A sudden rush or wave of a feeling or emotion
“For a moment, I felt a flutter of hope in my chest. Was he coming back? Did he like us after all?”
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A state of nervous excitement or confusion
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“She was all in a flutter after hearing the unexpected news.”
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(British) A bet, gamble or risky action
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“I only wish that I had been less of a realist and had a flutter on the outcome, because to everyone's amazement, we managed to achieve a draw.”
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A movement from side to side or back and forth
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Heartbeat with irregular rhythm
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A short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
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An act or instance of winking or blinking
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A undertaking, typically one that involves risk
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A sudden occurrence of something unwelcome, such as war or disease
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A major fuss over a trivial matter
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A slight movement of air
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A feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness
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A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances
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