What is the difference between Somersault and Flip?

The difference between somersault and flip

is that “somersault” is starting on one’s feet, an instance of rotating one’s body 360 degree while airborne or on the ground, with one’s feet going over one’s head and “flip” is a maneuver which rotates an object end over end.

somersault

flip

Noun

  • Starting on one’s feet, an instance of rotating one’s body 360 degree while airborne or on the ground, with one’s feet going over one’s head.

Verb

  • To perform a somersault.

Exemple

  • The performer somersaulted all the way across the stage.

Noun

  • A maneuver which rotates an object end over end.
  • A complete change of direction, decision, movement etc.
  • A hairstyle popular among boys in the 1960’s, 1970’s, 2000’s and 2010’s, in which the hair goes halfway down the ears, at which point it sticks out
  • (informal) The purchase of an asset (usually a house) which is then improved and sold quickly for profit.

Examples

  • We’ll decide this on a flip of a coin.
  • The diver did a couple of flips before landing in the pool.
  • He loaded his flip and took careful aim at what he considered to be Emily’s most vulnerable spot […]
  • Justin Bieber and Zac Efron are among the celebrities who wore a flip.
  • What they bring to the table is hard-won brass-tacks knowledge from over fifteen years of personal investing as well as riding shotgun on over 1,000 flips with their clients.

Verb

  • (transitive) To throw so as to turn over.
  • (transitive) To put into a quick revolving motion through a snap of the thumb and index finger.
  • (transitive, US politics) To win a state (or county) won by another party in the preceding elections
  • (intransitive, US) To turn state’s evidence; to agree to testify against one’s co-conspirators in exchange for concessions from prosecutors.
  • (transitive, US) To induce someone to turn state’s evidence; to get someone to agree to testify against their co-conspirators in exchange for concessions.
  • (transitive, informal) To buy an asset (usually a house), improve it and sell it quickly for profit.
  • (transitive, computing) To invert a bit (binary digit), changing it from 0 to 1 or from 1 to 0.

Synonyms

  • (to throw, to turn over): turn, turn over
  • (to put into a quick revolving motion): toss

Examples

  • You need to flip the pancake onto the other side.
  • If you can’t decide which option to go for, flip a coin.
  • Wisconsin had been Democratic for decades, but the Republicans flipped it in 2016.
  • The mafioso flipped on his superiors to get a lighter sentence.
  • The district attorney was able to strengthen his case against the bank robber by flipping the getaway driver.
  • I’d flip if anyone broke my phone.