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flash

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flash

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1 a sudden and usually temporary growth of activity

  • a flash of last-minute trips to the grocery store before the onset of the big snowstorm
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2 a sudden intense expression of strong feeling

  • a much-needed flash of humor during the otherwise boring lecture
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3 a very small space of time

  • the shower will be over in a flash
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4 something extraordinary or surprising

  • the new goalie for our hockey team was apparently quite a flash in his hometown
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5 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
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flash

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1 to shoot forth bursts of light

  • the actressʼs diamond necklace flashed as she hurried on stage to accept the award
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2 to present so as to invite notice or attention

  • flashed a wad of cash as he paid for his dinner
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3 to shine with light at regular intervals

  • the disco lights flashed, and the revelers danced
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4 to make known openly or publicly

  • flashed the news of the royal birth around the world
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beat the drum (for or about), run with

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Synonym Discussion of flash

flash, gleam, glint, sparkle, glitter, glisten, glimmer, shimmer mean to send forth light. flash implies a sudden outburst of bright light.
    • lightning flashed
gleam suggests a steady light seen through an obscuring medium or against a dark background.
    • lights gleamed in the valley
glint implies a cold glancing light.
    • glinting steel
sparkle suggests innumerable moving points of bright light.
    • the sparkling waters
glitter connotes a brilliant sparkling or gleaming.
    • glittering diamonds
glisten applies to the soft sparkle from a wet or oily surface.
    • glistening wet sidewalk
glimmer suggests a faint or wavering gleam.
    • a distant glimmering light
shimmer means shining with a wavering light.
    • a shimmering satin dress


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