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  1. [noun] a sudden intense burst of radiant energy

  2. [noun] a momentary brightness

  3. [noun] a short vivid experience; "a flash of emotion swept over him"; "the flashings of pain were a warning"
    Synonyms: ing

  4. [noun] a sudden brilliant understanding; "he had a flash of intuition"

  5. [noun] a very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
    Synonyms: blink of an eye, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute

  6. [noun] a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
    Synonyms: flare

  7. [noun] a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
    Synonyms: news bulletin, newsnewsbreak

  8. [noun] a bright patch of color used for decoration or identification; "red flashes adorned the airplane"; "a flash sewn on his sleeve indicated the unit he belonged to"

  9. [noun] a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
    Synonyms: photo lamp, gun, bulb, bulb

  10. [verb] gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"
    Synonyms: blink, wink, twinkle, winkle

  11. [verb] appear briefly; "The headlines flashed on the screen"

  12. [verb] display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; "he showed off his new sports car"
    Synonyms: flaunt, show off, ostentate, swank

  13. [verb] make known or cause to appear with great speed; "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"

  14. [verb] run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
    Synonyms: dart, dash, scoot, scud, shoot

  15. [verb] expose or show briefly; "he flashed a $100 bill"

  16. [verb] protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal; "flash the roof"

  17. [verb] emit a brief burst of light; "A shooting star flashed and was gone"

  18. [adjective] tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
    Synonyms: brassy, cheap, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy


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