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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
fillip (verb)
transitive verb
a) to make a motion with - filliping
b) to strike or tap with a fillip - filliped him on the nose
to project quickly by or as if by a fillip - fillip crumbs off the table
- stimulate with this to fillip his spirits Robert Westerby
fillip (noun)
a) a blow or gesture made by the sudden forcible straightening of a finger curled up against the thumb
b) a short sharp blow - buffet
something tending to arouse or excite as
a) - stimulus just the fillip my confidence needed lent a fillip of danger to the sport
b) a trivial addition - embellishment showy fillips of language
c) a significant and often unexpected development - wrinkle plot twists and fillips
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