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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Anything that tends to arouse.

Usage examples (24)
  • His approval was an added fillip
  • Verb (used with object) : Anticipation filliped his passion
  • Noun : Praise is an excellent fillip for waning ambition
  • The result was a short-term fillip to statistical GDP but no surge in real growth. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The dog trainer was able to make the dog "flip" (to turn something quickly) over with a mere "fillip." (a snap of the fingers)
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