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A sudden brief burst of bright light
“At this a loud crash was heard behind them followed by a bright flash of lightning, lighting up the forest briefly.”
A sudden or brief manifestation or occurrence of something
“In a sudden flash of insight, I realized what he did not want me to know.”
A coloured patch of cloth on a uniform used as the distinguishing emblem of a regiment, formation, or country
“Later on that year the cloth patch was replaced by a black flash and a solid gold metal Winged Dagger emblem on top of it.”
Something extraordinary or surprising
“… the new goalie for our hockey team was apparently quite a flash in his hometown.”
Excessive or unnecessary display
“… the expensive clothes, the luxury cars, and other apparent signs of success are all flash that belie the fact that the family is up to its ears in debt.”
A sudden occurrence of a particular emotion or experience
“The essay could do with a flash of wit.”
Shine in a bright but brief, sudden, or intermittent way
“A shriek echoed around the hill as bright lights began to flash under the tree.”
Move or pass very quickly
“For a moment, anger flashes across his face as he addresses this accusation.”
To make known openly or publicly
“… flashed the news of the royal birth around the world.”
To display in a boastful and extravagant way
“Electronic signs now flash the words SLOW DOWN at speeding vehicles just before the start of the roadworks to give motorists the chance to kill their speed.”
“Don't flash your money, don't cut through alleys, dress in layers.”
To briefly, and in most cases inadvertently, expose one's naked body or underwear, or part of it, in public
Ostentatiously stylish or expensive
“The flash car finally pulled up at a very large house with lots of trees and flowers beautifully landscaped.”
Lasting only for a short time
“… flash floods in the local area.”
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