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Noun
A sudden and brief burst of bright light
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“A loud crash was heard behind them, followed by a bright flash of lightning.”
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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.”
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A very short period of time
“In some ways, it felt like hours, yet it was over in a flash.”
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A (usually sudden or fast) display of something
“This tedious essay could certainly do with a flash of wit.”
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A report or announcement (of news)
“We were made aware of the incident by an evening news flash.”
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Display intended to excite admiration or applause
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“I suggest you lose the flash and concentrate on substance.”
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A colored patch of cloth on a uniform used as the distinguishing emblem of a regiment, formation, or country
“The cloth patch was replaced by a black flash and a solid gold metal Winged Dagger emblem on top of it.”
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A sudden rush or wave of a feeling or emotion
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A wonderful or astonishing person or thing
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A battery-powered hand-held lightsource
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A short-lived glowing ball sometimes observed to float in the air and thought to consist of ionized gas associated with thunderstorms
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A fuss, uproar or commotion
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An illuminating realization or discovery
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Something created or imagined in the mind
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Something that arouses activity or energy in someone or something
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Condition of favoring or liking
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Great personal charm
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A message transmitted by telegraph
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Highest possible speed
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An instance of looking, usually brief
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Something which indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else
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A regular short, sharp sound, especially that made by a clock or watch
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The ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning
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The action or faculty of remembering something learned or experienced
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A published statement or the act of revealing something
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A warning of danger
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A phenomenon that is popular for a short period of time
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To 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.”
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To move or pass very quickly
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“But Agu, who was watching him closely, had seen that scornful look flash across his face.”
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To display, or make known, openly or publicly
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“Electronic signs will flash instructions in large letters urging drivers to slow down.”
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To make a conspicuous display of (something) so as to impress or attract attention
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“He doesn't ever flash his wealth. You'd never know for a second that he was rich.”
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To briefly expose one's body or undergarments, or part of it, in public
“She decided to flash some leg to garner attention from the paparazzi.”
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To move about or around quickly and randomly
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To hover an RFID device such as a smartcard over a receiver, often with a graphical user interface, in order to make a payment or gain access to the vehicle
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To illuminate with light
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Explode violently or flash like lightning
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To know intuitively or by immediate perception
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Call for electronically
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(occur to) To reveal to one's mind or thoughts
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To be visible, to be seen
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Look over, scrutinize lightly
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To see or perceive briefly or partially
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Be an indication of
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To remember or bring back to mind
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Glance
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To move or cause to move in a rhythmic, flapping motion
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To use gestures to convey information or directions
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(of light or an image) To bend back or mirror
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Ostentatiously stylish or expensive
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“The flash car pulled up at a very large house with beautifully landscaped trees and flowers.”
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Lasting for a very short time
“A flash image of that dream included Little Roger surrounded by his relatives at a dinner table.”
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Using of up-to-date techniques, ideas, styles or equipment
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Considered to be lacking in aesthetic judgement or to constitute inappropriate behaviour
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Elaborately or highly decorated
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Impressive and imposing in appearance or style, especially pretentiously so
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Unconventional and slightly disreputable, especially in an attractive way
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Very unusual or remarkable