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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
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“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 person (or thing) with exceptional qualities or abilities
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A long, narrow band or strip
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A condition of favoring or liking
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A battery-powered hand-held lightsource
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A flash of light produced by a discharge of electricity within the clouds
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Something that arouses activity or energy in someone or something
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A fuss, uproar or commotion
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An illuminating realization or discovery
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A violent explosion or a flash like lightning
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Characterized by great personal charm
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A message transmitted by telegraph
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Highest possible speed
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A small or trace amount
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Something created or imagined in the mind
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The ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning
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An instance of looking, usually brief
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Something which serves as a sign or evidence of something
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A visible or audible sign or sound that warns of danger
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A sudden sharp feeling or pain
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A published statement or the act of revealing something
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A trembling or quivering, especially one caused by emotion
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A phenomenon that is popular for a short period of time
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A pulse, such as of electrical energy
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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
“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 promote the use, sale, or acceptance of
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To illuminate or shine with light
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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 imply, or to be an indirect sign or indication of
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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 see or perceive briefly or partially
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To appear or be visible
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To look over or scrutinize, especially a wide area
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To remember or bring back to mind
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(of light or an image) To bend back or mirror
Adjective
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
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“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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Having a stylish or refined appearance
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Elegant or stylishly luxurious
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Impressive and imposing in appearance or style, especially pretentiously so
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Elaborately or highly decorated