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back•flip



Pronunciation: (bak'flip"), [key]
n., v., -flipped, -flip•ping.


n.
1. a backward somersault.
2. a dive executed by somersaulting backward.
3. Informal.a complete reversal in attitude or policy: Some committee members did sudden backflips, urging spending cuts instead of expanded programs.

v.i.
to perform a backflip: She backflipped off a bucking horse.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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